Tag Archives: redemption

Gathering from an Old Orchard

There is something of God in gathering old apples for making fresh cider, in taking what was left to rot and turning it into something sweet and precious. Continue reading

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Voices

The voices that we listen to and the choices that we make… make all the difference in our lives. Continue reading

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Prayer for the Lord’s Day

With his resurrection upon the first day of the week, Christ established a New Sabbath… and gave a new hope to the world. Continue reading

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Getting Rid of the Stink

As far back as I can remember I’ve had sort of a low-grade phobia about being sprayed by skunks. It was a well-formed fear, with lots of reinforcement. Continue reading

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Summer Evening

And in these long years since then, that moment when I rose up from the waters, pure and cleansed, every sin purged from God’s great memory, there has not been another moment even remotely like that one. Everything that I was, could be and am becoming, exploded and compressed within me in the same pulse. Continue reading

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Bound to Glory

This earth embraces its change
like sinners saved by a single name
and rising from cleansing waters,
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Good Help

In addition to the inescapable odor of the fire and smoke, there is nothing that can be moved here without stirring up dust and dirt. Continue reading

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