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In the corner, she stands. Back to me, head down, she refuses to listen; she refuses assurance. Her face pressed against the wall, she’s sure I don’t care. Or that I do, but that the caring doesn’t suit her needs. … Continue reading
I don’t understand how airplanes stay in the sky. I don’t understand how a needle runs around a record’s surface and then sound, exactly like the original recorded sound, comes out. I don’t understand how ants know to walk in … Continue reading
“Look at the starry sky—Jesus strewed it with its jewelry… Look at that enchanting landscape—Jesus enamelled it with its loveliness… Look at that cloud-capped mountain—Jesus reared it… Look at that beauteous lily—Jesus painted it… Look at that soaring bird—Jesus feeds … Continue reading
“…how can a man be in the right before God? He is wise in heart and mighty in strength… who alone stretched out the heavens and trampled the waves of the sea; …who does great things beyond searching out, and … Continue reading
“On the third day the friends of Christ coming at daybreak to the place found the grave empty and the stone rolled away. In varying ways they realized the new wonder; but even they hardly realized that the world had … Continue reading
“Abide with us: For it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” Luke 24:29 The story goes that as Henry Francis Lyte sat by his dying friend’s bedside, his friend, with his last breaths, kept repeating the imploring … Continue reading
Alone can be nice. Alone can mean a moment away from all the busyness. Alone can mean time to mentally process. But alone, away from, or even in the middle of all the busyness, can also mean loneliness. When alone means … Continue reading
When do factors in this life make you feel unsafe? Which injustices make you angry? What experiences cause you to yearn for a world where hurt is no longer tolerated, where danger has no place, and where evil no longer … Continue reading
I watched the three of them. One with porcelain beauty, shy, reserved, made nervous by my boisterous veneer and hard-partying reputation. One a song-bird, singing and humming her way through Christian tunes I didn’t quite recognize. I remember thinking she seemed to … Continue reading
We were made for companionship. For tender togetherness. For moments of sweet contentment, created by and enfolded in deep relationship. We yearn to be known, to be seen through, to be accepted for who we fear we really are: To … Continue reading
“Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days. The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses. Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy! The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon, as lovely … Continue reading
Does your heart ache for persecuted Christians around the world? I keep thinking of the college students shot dead in Kenya last week. It’s reported that the attackers “sorted people out,” and then shot the Christians “on the spot.” In … Continue reading
Many mornings when I leave the house, head down, running late, thoughts whirring with lists of the duties of the day ahead, I’m stopped in my hurried tracks by the sound of a songbird’s lilting voice from leafy branches. God … Continue reading
I’ve not been able to get this picture out of my mind. You may have seen it. The man on the left is the pope. The man on the right suffers from a disease that causes tumors to grow inside … Continue reading