Tag Archives: Relationships

Of Risk and Reward

By avoiding the potential pain of rejection, we often endure agonizing loneliness. Continue reading

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More than Trophies

According to Dan, turkeys can’t smell worth a hoot but their vision is legendary. I stay and stay still as he finishes elbow-walking his way to the edge of the cornfield that stretches out over the next two hills. Continue reading

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Late Night Ruminations

With nothing particular on my mind and no dietary suspects, I cannot explain the trouble I had in getting to sleep last night. Sometimes, I think such times might be the result of some deeper concern, something disturbing the spirit, something beyond normal thought. Continue reading

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Signs of the Lack of Time

But eventually, everything not cared for, not attended to, not nourished, shows the signs of lack.
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The After-Cold

In the soul stung by life’s harsh edge, the heart closed against the killing frost, it takes a surrendering of what is lost before the healing touch can fill the darkness and bring Light. Continue reading

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January Night

On such a night as this,
it is good to have a place
beyond the wind’s lancet,
a place where love is strong.
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The Blame Game

Sometimes I take blame with a spoon and dish it out with a shovel. Other times, I feel as if I am the only common factor in all of the troubles I think I’ve endured. 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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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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