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Little Ones

An idea, a fleeting thought embossed itself in my mind’s eye as I stood up to take a break from studying.  I was in a house full of children – eight at the least, all about four to six years … Continue reading

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Getting my LOTR geek on

On Tom Bombadil: ” “‘He is the Master of wood, water, and hill’” (I, 174; 160), and [Goldberry] goes on to say that nothing belongs to Tom; all that of which he is master belongs to itself. Tom’s mastery consists of … Continue reading

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The Alchemist

One book that all of my wilderness guide comrades recommend to anyone who enjoys reading is Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist.  I decided, after browsing the field office’s library, to give it a shot.  [Just fyi, there will be spoilers.] The story follows the … Continue reading

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Gregory

“Hello!”  I gasp as I pause in my tired, sweaty trot down Woodward Avenue. “Hello there!” he responds from the shade of an overgrown bush.  “You like to run?” “I do.  But its too hot!  Even now, in the morning” … Continue reading

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How much do we give?

27 This is what I say to all who will listen to me: Love your enemies, and be good to everyone who hates you. 28 Ask God to bless anyone who curses you, and pray for everyone who is cruel to you. 29 If someone … Continue reading

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Broken

“Augustine uses three analogies to describe sin: an inherited disease passed down from generation to generation, a power to which we are enslaved and a judgment pronounced for breaking a law.  You and I are bent toward making bad choices … Continue reading

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What if His People Prayed?

A post I wrote several months ago but never published.  Apparently I needed this reminder too – my prayer life is abysmal. The power of the praying Church.  And the reality that at least part of the “Church” does not … Continue reading

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Gimme

Prayer. In a language you don’t understand. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.  And he who searches hearts knows what is … Continue reading

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Eloquence

Do you ever write things, and when someone quotes them back to you a significant amount of time later, wonder, “did I really say that?  How could those words have come from my mouth/fingers?” I am not all that clever … Continue reading

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Vanity of vanities

“All is vanity…I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.” Ecclesiastes 1 All is vanity…everything we do, all of our activities, are endlessly focused on ourselves.  Especially when … Continue reading

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