Monthly Archives: March 2012

Purpose Driven Life

Spring has surged
so green and sudden
that the Bradford pears
have already gone
from bloom to leaf. Continue reading

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A Dark Blue Dawning

The sky has the look of storm to it this morning, a forming in the night of dark shapes and deep shadows. Continue reading

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A More Challenging Pattern

In this one, I am reminded that we may, from time to time, find ourselves in the sublime pursuit of some goal or another that seems to elude, evade and otherwise overcome our finest efforts. We should not forget that in some of those situations in which it seems that what we are trying to do is quite impossible, there may be a simple explanation. Continue reading

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Covering the Point Spread

Aside from those games when our vicarious identity is completely wrapped up in one of the two teams playing, we like that unexpected thrill. We like the storyline of the unheard-of team taking the title with the off-balance, hands in the face, double-teamed smaller guy’s last second shot. Continue reading

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Beyond March Madness

Although it hardly seems possible, Iona’s shooting was even worse. They threw up brick after brick after brick, mostly from twenty to thirty feet away and with no one in the immediate vicinity of the basket so as to offer some hope of an offensive rebound. Which, in retrospect, didn’t really matter, either; they also couldn’t hit a short jumper, a runner or a layup. Continue reading

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Pleasant Pastures

Those who approach in hungry humility, eager for the very words of life, hearts and minds yearning for the refreshing of the Spirit, find a filling in Scripture that cannot be found in anything else. Continue reading

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Heart Trouble

I would rather be grateful and adore a capricious God than spend my life in the hollowness of skepticism.
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