The Reign of God — Through My Grandmother

The day before my Grandmother passed away I came to see her for the last time. The watch had gone on for days, frail and small she lay bravely waiting as death took its time. My memory of that day has blurred. I can’t seem to remember the details of how age and sickness had […]

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Forgiveness

  My words. They come out twisted and tangled. Incarcerated, they escape with their knife edge sharp, slicing quick serial ripples of mad spinning crazies. Damn there they go and I grasp for them back as you gasp and implode into silence – but it’s loud and explosive, a deafening wave wrapping me into you. Twisted […]

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Lovely Things

In the emptiness of the waves I searched for lovely things wet with promise rolled out in a rhythmic unveiling In the emptiness of the waves I walked gently over echoes and around silent stories still beautiful opalescent gleamings of once we were In the emptiness of the waves the wind bit hard, angry and […]

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‘Awakenings’ – Learning the Value of Suffering

During the past year my 6 year-old son was diagnosed with autism, Tourette syndrome, and celiac disease. My 8 year-old daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia and anxiety disorder, and my 3-year-old daughter was also diagnosed as having celiac disease. Then a letter came from the school saying my son was colorblind. My husband took the […]

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What Is The Holy Spirit?

The following is a passage from “Exercising Your Soul” by Gary Jansen. I highly recommend this book! What is The Holy Spirit? “A man stood outside a church in the middle of a busy city and watched as passersby went about their daily business. Many were shuffling off to work, others were walking around in […]

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Things I Didn’t Know I Loved — a poem by Mara Faulkner

Things I Didn’t Know I Loved By Mara Faulkner, Foley Poetry Contest winner via Things I Didn’t Know I Loved | America Magazine. I didn’t know I loved the wrangle of phones and human voices, rough, insistent until I entered this silence and closed the door. I didn’t know I loved this silence until the […]

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When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie — That’s Lent.

I’ve always wanted to be deep, serious and mysterious. Instead I’m goofy, spacy and obvious. Don’t get me wrong, I like who I am, but it doesn’t stop me from daydreaming that someday I might be mistaken for an international spy (who just happens to be holding a 3-year-old as part of a complex disguise). […]

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