Monthly Archives: September 2009

Compare & Contrast

“Are you two close?” I asked. “Yeah,” he replied, “I actually like her more than my own sister.” Continue reading

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Un-evolved

in the midst of all that we bring
all that we find and take of life
and all that we have made Continue reading

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An Evening’s Lesson

Locust trees and maples fringe the bank in dark border on this dark night. Pink roses hang heavy blooms over the stone retaining wall along the drive. Continue reading

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Parting Words

When I stood beside his hospital bed in the pre-dawn hours of that March morning, I fully expected that to be my last time with him. Continue reading

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Resolution

In this changing of seasons,
this new crispness of morning air,
there is an invitation of lingering longer
in the warmth of my wife and bed. Continue reading

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Fatal Errors

Today, I’m thankful to be done with the report and very thankful that I have a job where a fatal error doesn’t even cause a scratch. Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Broke But It Did Need Fixing

But when we consider how long we might have to live with things a certain way, we should become more willing to do what it takes to make them better. Continue reading

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Pop-Up

There are so many frantic pushes in life that do little to move us toward our goals. Most of them probably accomplish just the opposite. Continue reading

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Swapping Places

Even from the midst of our messes, God heals and blesses. Though he may not spare us from the consequences of our choices, he still supplies grace and mercy. Continue reading

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Quiet Drive

I imagine the hand of God, sweeping across the fields, feeling the gentle nap of corn and beans, taking measure and pleasure, like a father’s hand resting on the head of the child he loves. Continue reading

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