Monthly Archives: February 2012

After the Storm

but I think
that when we have survived the storm
we ought to be cautious
in noting our inconveniences. Continue reading

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Teachers

I had a good long conversation with a colleague yesterday, discussing poetry and language and such. Continue reading

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Under the Curse

I guess that at least in some ways, it seems easier to blame God for the messes we find ourselves in rather than to accept that responsibility ourselves. Continue reading

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Informed Choice

Waking up day after day, looking out the dorm window and seeing nothing but miles of cornfields and fencerows is a pretty powerful reminder that you aren’t in Atlanta anymore. Continue reading

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A Warm Cleansing

I have been lost in better moments,

standing in deliberate surrender,

surrounded by sharing,

hands lifted toward heaven,
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Talk Time

Our connections with one another are rarely static; they tend instead to become stronger or else fade. Continue reading

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Lost in Lincoln

You could say that I was a bit apprehensive about joining our youth leaders in an overnight trip to Lincoln, Nebraska, with over forty adolescents. On the other hand, you could say that I was nearly terrified but that would be, well, at least a slight exaggeration.
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