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    by  • April 29, 2014 • poetry • 2 Comments

    I’ve been in the arena enough to know my lines. when it came my turn — our turn — we sang show a little faith there’s magic in the night — and then cheered as though we wrote the words or at least made them famous . . . two nights later I was...

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    lenten journal: wings

    by  • April 19, 2014 • hope, lenten journal, music • 1 Comment

    These two lines greeted me in an email from a dear friend today: Go to the edge of a cliff and jump off. Build your wings  on the way down. — Ray Bradbury My first connection was to my favorite Guy Clark song, “The Cape” — he’s one of those who knows that life...

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    lenten journal: thank you note

    by  • April 13, 2014 • lenten journal, poetry • 3 Comments

    for the chance to return to streets I once knew an opportunity to talk about things that matter to be on the receiving end of unsolicited encouragement for the chance to lose myself in the crust of a tomato tart to find myself serving at someone else’s communion rail and return home with the...

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    lenten journal: on the road

    by  • April 12, 2014 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I have spent the day traveling from Durham to Fort Worth where I am speaking at First United Methodist Church tomorrow. They read my book during Lent and asked me to come and share Communion in worship and dinner tomorrow night. I have spent the evening eating and talking with new friends from the...

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