Tag Archives: worship

The Touch of God

A woman, a man with Down’s syndrome and a Wal-mart cashier provide an almost worshipful experience on a mundane trip to the store on a cold night. Continue reading

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Witness of Morning

I love these spring mornings that come just before the heat of summer: a low, soft mist hanging above the pasture in the flats beside the creek, Continue reading

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The Lifting

A quarter-moon hangs
high in the midst of a southern sky,
its light distinct above the low slate
of this pre-dawn darkness.
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Whom Shall I Praise?

I can’t remember who it was that I once heard say, “Talking about a thing is not the same thing as doing it.” Continue reading

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An Altar of Light

There are prayers
spoken through open eyes,
praises given through lifted hearts, 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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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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