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Diagnosis: Hope


Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. The word “hope” here goes way beyond the same concept of  “hope” we have in English because it is literally “a knowing assurance based on spiritual … Continue reading

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Interlude


Still some darkness in this tunnel…I can’t see the end in sight, but there seems to be some high water to wade through…a messy thing. I hope to see you on the other side.

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I am being restored


The fog was so thick, I couldn’t see the white line. But that line meant the difference between the road and a rock-spiked mountain side. So, I strained. I lurched forward. All in an effort to see. And when the … Continue reading

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An epidemic of maladjustment


The news makes me tired. Really. I read from line to line, looking for something positive, but no, it’s like a whirlwind of despair has struck the heart of America, and Europe, for that matter. Maybe it is different in … Continue reading

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On the edge of the parking lot


She propped a leg on the curb and took some serious puffs on a dwindling cigarette, communicating stress. An older man, dressed in suspenders, a heavy blue-plaid flannel shirt, and pants belonging to a long-forgotten era, brought his pipe and … Continue reading

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The Prez is my shepherd


When leaders abandon righteousness, exchanging it for the law of sin- that nation, hypocritically appealing to God, will neither stand in the place of blessing, nor be spared from the judgment of God. But those who trust in the Lord, … Continue reading

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The Lone Dandelion


Saturday, as I hiked and climbed among my father’s kingdom, I discovered a lone flower, as the light from a fading afternoon slipped away from the tangled flora of the Laurel Creek Valley. Now, the snow covers it and most … Continue reading

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Techtonic Plates of Change


If I hear one more commercial about “4G phones,” I may just call a company and ask for their brains. “4G” means nothing anymore, like the words/phrases “stuff,” “a la carte,” and “balanced budget.” (see “balanced meal,” which may insinuate … Continue reading

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I am a Patrick


Of all the people this world has seen in the thousands of years, of all the mortal men and women who have walked on this globe, few have a life that resonate more with my heart than Saint Patrick. I … Continue reading

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burning eyes in the alleyway of pain can almost feel the sorrow of pelting rain plastic bags washed up against the broken brick gnarled hand and coat and walking stick grasping a rail to break free from crippleness fallen face … Continue reading

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