When Death Becomes Life

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I walk down white hallways, the ones so familiar now. These…..the exiting ones.  Clinging to a thread….from eternity. They dangle on breaths.  Finding life in respirators, and pills, and televisions that spill out glimpses of the world they once knew. These sterile walls….their home.  A refuge….their middle earth…..between here and Heaven’s Song…. And I taste it […]

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Crushing Religious Boxes

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The box. It calls.  Beckons…”Come rest in me.  My straight walls. Sharp edges.”  It hides… A people.  Asking them to leave…. The freedom bought in Christ. To hide inside…it’s small, dark corners.  Confined. While open skies beckon higher.  Calling deeper…drawing closer to The Source. Fear resists the open. Like an infant….feeling…. Safer.  With small.  Shallow.  Confining […]

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God is Still Good!

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God is still good….. When noise of pain echos in people’s ears…..and God speaks truth to try to draw them close to Him…but, they refuse to hear…. God is still good! When there is a typhoon on the very same island our son is now staying on… And we haven’t heard from him….. God is still […]

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When Christmas Brings Pain

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There he is.  Clenched palms to chair. Lungs rising slowly……fighting for air. Wriggling in pain.  Last moments….before breath grants no more days. Cancer.  Like a thief in the night.  Taking away bodies ability to fight. The battle’s almost done. Eyes dim.  Struggling one…..recollecting what’s been left undone…….what’s to come. Hoping for answers to the unknown. Fear […]

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The Biker in Church Today

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I see him.  Greeting time.  Standing in the back of the church.  Against the wall. Coffee.  Small talk.  People wondering….how long they must chat…..before sitting idol for service again. Tall one.  6 foot plus.  Long haired.  Giant.  Biker-like.  Straggly hair.  Leather wearing.  Intimidating one. Alone. No one introducing.  Not fitting in with….the one’s around him mindlessly […]

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