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In the Midst of Miracles and Wonders

I wonder if maybe the way we treat the least of those we meet says the most about us… Continue reading

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A Righteous Poverty

It is not just the wealthy
in need of that miracle of mind
that finds them changed of heart: Continue reading

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Of Floods and Droughts

This reminds me, too,
somehow,
that it is far easier
to give alms
than to endure poverty.
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Lush Lives

We ought to be
at least a bit higher than the grass
and know that it was not deserve
that placed us above the deep wells
of God’s good grace. Continue reading

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At the Corner of Royal and St. Peter

She stands in the street,
heat and humidity of a New Orleans afternoon,
flailing at her guitar and wailing her song.
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Blair, Kansas

There are bound to be a hundred stories here, buildings that used to host something resembling a flourishing business, once-fine houses now lived in by the last, poorest cousin of some entrepreneur, once-occupied, now empty lots including the one where they finally tore down the old school. Continue reading

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The Long Walk

Another item on the list of things Barry has not been able to buy during his unemployment is the medicine he needs for some psychological issues. “When he’s on his meds, he does great,” his girlfriend explained. “When he ain’t, look out! He’s a real bear.” Continue reading

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