Tag Archives: acceptance

A Simple Matter

“Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Continue reading

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Embracing Yonder Mountain

Could an evening at a Yonder Mountain String Band concert be something like church? Or should I turn that question around? It included a reunion with a young friend and meeting some new ones. Continue reading

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A Powerful Dawning

We may not be ready to move to a better place until we have learned to accept where we are. Continue reading

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Gettin’ Ready

I’ve held the hands
of those whose final hours
were upon them,
prayed with their families
in that time of groaning and grieving. Continue reading

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Trial and Error

Too much time
put into a thing
reaching for perfection
can become a reproach. Continue reading

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Reseeding

There are things in our lives that have died and cannot be resurrected. Perhaps, even, should not be resurrected. Continue reading

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Hard Ground

Sometimes we are called to a task
that we cannot quite complete
but must make a beginning,
leaving its finishing until
the soil is softer
or we are strengthened, Continue reading

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