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Psalm 91: A Glimpse into the Unseen World

Psalm 91: An expanded literal translation from the Hebrew:
The one who settles in the shelter offered by the Most High to whomever runs in, will find lodging so close he’ll be under the shadow of The Almighty.

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Home: A Poem

A hand reached down and struck a match
To light a short candle set in a window.
Estranged night could not smother and
It’s burning still.

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The Man Who Gave Up Everything for Love

He said it himself, “If a man were to give up all the comforts and luxuries of home for love, he would be greatly despised.” That’s how it went down.

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The Invasion of the Absurdly Happy: A Meditation on the Beatitudes

They live among us, unobtrusive, ordinary except when they can let it all out. Normal people are stuck in earthly things: people, stuff, feelings, hopes, circumstances, money, you know the drill. But these aliens, these weirdoes relate to us like they come from another realm. Maybe that’s because they do. Except they weren’t born that way.

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A Parade in Honor of You

When you enter a crowded room, do you scan it for familiar faces? Looking for friends, for someone to talk with, someone glad to see you too: that excites us all. How awkward to visit someplace new and not know anyone, feeling unwanted and unsure, maybe even scared. This brings forward the Inner Questioner: “Am I someone, or no one? Am I good or bad? Should I impose myself, or hang back? Am I welcome here?”

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Dream House with a View

This year when we walked into our new Louisville townhouse for the first time, I was delighted to find cathedral ceilings with skylight, as I have admired for years, plus a deck to relax on. Sharon was excited to see a fireplace and a garage; Bekka to have a basement apartment all to herself. Making it even more special was the fact that friends had picked it for us, knowing we would love this place.