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A Deliberate Casualness

You know how much you enjoy it when a good friend doesn’t need anything but just makes time to visit? I think Papa enjoys when we do that with him. Continue reading

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Beyond the Blues

Quiet moments, simple pleasures, the beauty of nature, the warmth of closeness… for such blessings, we give thanks to the Blesser. Continue reading

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Night Planting

Sometimes even after a long, tiring day, close conversation is better than sleep. Continue reading

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Intentionally Invitational

I’d love to know how many hours Randa and I have spent in conversation with each other over the past twenty-three years! Offhand, I’d guess that if we added up all the time Continue reading

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Toward Peace

We sit, then, sipping cold drinks
and watching the moon slip its way
into the branches of the pin oak. Continue reading

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At Table

With the dark of November’s first Friday settling onto the fields and woods beyond the house, Dan blesses the meal and we eat. Continue reading

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Slow Conversation

We sat there for over an hour, talking in the warmth and darkness. The air, a bit heavy and humid, lay against us like a blanket almost too thin to kick off on an almost cool night. Continue reading

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