Monthly Archives: October 2013

Monday Mournings

Ten things to be thankful for: 1. Baby birds wadded together in a nest, all yellow beak and gullet 2. The complete hardbound set of Winnie the Pooh books, given to you by your mother when you’re an adult. Because … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms

When I was young, I was terrified of thunderstorms. Even low rumblings of thunder made my heart pound, and lightening drove me to tears. I was always afraid that our house would be struck by lightening and burn to the … Continue reading

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Monday Mournings

Ten things to be thankful for: 1. White porch railings slicing the window view of the yard 2. Climbing gnarled, ancient trees with sloping crooks designed for nestling 3. A new box of Prang watercolors, before the colors are muddied … Continue reading

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Not Waiting for More

This fall’s colors are not so vibrant as they sometimes are, following on the heels of a droughted summer and chased by a sodden early autumn that loosened leaves prematurely, leaves that were waiting for a cold snap that never … Continue reading

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Burning Bush

I saw God in a burning bush: the wind licked scarlet flames into motion; an upward draft of spirit churned orange billows of smoke into the fire’s mouth. God’s limbs were an outline within the roar, a presence giving shape … Continue reading

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Monday Mournings

Things to be thankful for– 1. Hearing your little girls’ voices singing praise and worship songs after they’ve been put down for the night. 2. Goldfinches’ bright yellow bodies flashing through the trees 3. Picnic, an English candy bar 4. … Continue reading

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Thinking about Prayer

Circumstances in my family’s life lately have resulted in more prayer, heightened prayer, more intense prayer. What follows are some of my thoughts on prayer: what it is, what makes it work, different ways to think about prayer. Prayer is … Continue reading

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