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Mouth Open

Apr 29, 2013 by

A pile of dishes has taken permanent residence in my sink, and if you open the fridge, you will find one crumpled, dirty sock, size 2T, inexplicably chilling With the 2% milk. I’m too tired to chase down the guilty party who took a short cut when cleaning the t.v. room last night.   I greeted spring like a soggy cornflake and slogged my...

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Wild Grace
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Wild Grace

Apr 25, 2013 by

  “He’ll be coming and going” he had said. “One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down–and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.” -The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Grace goes...

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The Fabric of Our Lives
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    Dear friends, I am going to be transferring some old posts to my new blog during this time before I delete the old blog. This is from the archives, and seemed appropriate for this time when I am too sick to enjoy early mornings or late evenings with my husband. I hope it reminds you to close the gap between yourself and...

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Poetry for your Friday
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Seed Sick I gagged in the aisle of Wal-Mart, right by the deli section where the scent of cooked food greets you. And continued snail slow on my errand, eyes watering, deep breathing, and selecting all manner of groceries that sound anything but tempting, inwardly shaking my head at the irony of my misery, all day and all night, by a baby who is...

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Positively Positive
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I ripped open the familiar Equate package, having discarded the name brand tests two kids ago. No wordy proclamations to herald the outcome with needless verbosity, but rather just a line to alter the horizon of our future.   We were old friends, this box and I, so I was startled by The new pink plastic casing in place of the usual purple.  ...

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Dear Abby, (when you feel lost in the crowd)
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Dear Abby, You are one in a million. No, literally.  There are millions of little five year old girls out there and a LOT of them happen to be named Abby, too. Sometimes you will feel lost in the crowd. That’s ok.  In fact, it’s good.  All of us need to realize how very small we are in the history of mankind. But while...

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We All Fall Down
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Benjamin turns four years old the day I drive to help my dad and brother admit my grandmother into a geriatric lock-down facility.  I finish the last touches of sweet white  icing  in a spiderweb pattern on his chocolate cake before I leave. He loves Spiderman. The clouds tower high like glowering gray giants as I drive to the facility.  Nervously, I smooth my...

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Waterfall
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Waterfall

Apr 5, 2013 by

  God’s love is a waterfall, pouring down into His Son in effusive burning holiness. This is my Son, in whom I am well-pleased. Christ responds to this great love with his great and powerful submission, even unto death. Let this cup pass from me. Yet not my will but Thy will be done. Christ loves the church, his redeemed, purchased, blood-bought bride.  He...

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The Truth Is.
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The Truth Is.

Apr 1, 2013 by

  A friend recently shared this quote with me from Tim Keller’s The Meaning of Marriage. Christian marriage should be communal.  . .We are called to be transparent before one another.  One particular way married people can do that is by displaying the real work of their marriages — not just the sweet, light parts . . . but the hard, embattled parts —...

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