Monthly Archives: January 2010

The After-Cold

In the soul stung by life’s harsh edge, the heart closed against the killing frost, it takes a surrendering of what is lost before the healing touch can fill the darkness and bring Light. Continue reading

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Teammates

I have known the fear and failure of slipping back into the slime of old emotions and actions, those born of the darkness that pulls me back toward destruction. Continue reading

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January Night

On such a night as this,
it is good to have a place
beyond the wind’s lancet,
a place where love is strong.
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More than Sparrows

We saw them as we walked out from the basement door on one of those bitter mornings two weeks ago: a group of bluebirds loosely huddled above the snow in the low branches of a mock orange bush. Continue reading

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Over the Hump Day

It is worthy, too, to remember that doing what is good and proper and loving is not to be dependent on the perception of progress and result. In many cases, the doing itself is the desired result.
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Good Footing

It seems there is no end to the opportunities uncovered in remodeling an old house: wiring, plumbing, flooring, walls and on and on the list goes. Continue reading

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Whether Forecast

What is clear, though, is that God’s love and mercy, his faithfulness, his leading and calling, his provision and training are not dependent upon climate patterns, not altered by Arctic blasts nor stalled out fronts. Continue reading

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