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A Delicate Balance

At what point does determination become stubbornness? Depends on who’s pointing, I reckon… Continue reading

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Toward Home

Even in the beauty of our blessings, even in our peaceful moments, we can be thankful and yet remember the challenges that others face. Continue reading

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A Soothing Comfort

Like a gentle dawning on a peaceful day, so is the comfort of those who love us in our times of grief. Continue reading

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The Sharing of the Centuries

For all of those who have shared, and will continue to share in these expressions of love and mercy, I give thanks. Continue reading

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The Aftermath of Suicide

There are many tragedies in this world and few departings from it that do not involve at least some degree of sorrow and sadness. Even when we can see the release that death brings from some long lingering disease, we … Continue reading

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Silent Son

You knew as soon as she told you
about the cramps,
the spotting,
the pain of brokenness
below her belly,
that something was wrong.
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A Prayer for Affliction

May you endure
the awful cost of love
with such determination
that all reluctance is worn away.
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The Real Test

Rather than lending the typical sympathetic ear that comes so easily to such exchanges, I instead took a different tact. Continue reading

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Horse Sense

There’s always a reason for anything that other people do. Most of the time, that reason makes sense from a certain perspective. Continue reading

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