Monthly Archives: August 2009

Slow Conversation

We sat there for over an hour, talking in the warmth and darkness. The air, a bit heavy and humid, lay against us like a blanket almost too thin to kick off on an almost cool night. Continue reading

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Smiling with God

There is little more deeply pleasing, more refreshing, more satisfying than witnessing those you love taking delight in one another’s presence. Continue reading

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Surface Prep

I can’t help but wonder if the Lord ever looks at my heart, shakes his head as he pulls the putty knife out of his back pocket and sighs as he goes back to work. Unlike me, though, I don’t think he’ll ever just choose a place to quit. On any of us.
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Imperfect But Improving

Sometimes the need is so great and urgent that we can no longer wait until the perfect time. Continue reading

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In the Midst

In the midst of grace and mercy,
we come, running to God,
arms open,
eyes wide yet tearful,
hearts unafraid and laughing,
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Cleaning Project

There’s a simple explanation for all of those hours of scrubbing, scraping, cleaning and scouring; it’s the only way there is to get rid of the grease and grime and make those things look new again. The only way. Continue reading

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Working Man

Of course, I have no idea how the situation will play out but I do know this, any woman who ends up marrying Curtis and sharing a life of respect, consideration and love will never go hungry because her man is too lazy to work. Continue reading

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