Tag Archives: doubt

Prayer from the Heart of Prairie Country

What hope we hold for spring!
What desire for winter’s green promise,
the yielding of frozen earth to warming winds Continue reading

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In the Face of Disturbing News

In the space of the unknown, there is room for sowing seeds of doubt… or of faith. I know which one has a better yield. Continue reading

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A Cup of Cold Water

It is all the things of life– highs and lows and the miles in between both–that shape us into who we are… and who we are becoming. Continue reading

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A Confession

I simply don’t have enough faith
to be an atheist:
too much sin and beauty in the world
for me to believe
this all unfurled without so much as a thought. Continue reading

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Religion Before the Storm

Though some may mock the masses and scoff at crutches, I never met a skeptic who thought an umbrella good enough for facing a tornado. Continue reading

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Discovery

I was pretty sure it was a myth, this so-called “runners’ euphoria.” Supposedly, at some point in a run, or a workout, in response to sustained physical exertion, the brain releases dopamine and endorphins and that release triggers a sort of pleasurable feeling that’s like, well, euphoria. Continue reading

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It Is Well

In the midst of life’s deepest griefs, in the moment of our greatest fears, in the time of trials and testings, in the unbounded joy of greatest blessing and in the rut-running routine of life in between all those, choices come to us. Continue reading

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