• hope

    wise and weary ones

    by  • January 8, 2015 • epiphany, hope, Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    photo by Leonard Beeghley
http://leonardbeeghley.zenfolio.com

    Christmas was gone before they got to the manger, camels and servants grumbling. “We saw his star in the east,” they said. Mary wondered why a sign from God didn’t get them there on time for the birth. “You missed the angel choir,” she replied. They knelt before the babe, offering gifts and hopeful...

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    fifty years of freedom

    by  • October 24, 2014 • gratitude, hope, memory, zambia • 4 Comments

    image from www.perfectafrica.com

    Fifty years ago today, I stood with a stadium filled with excited people to observe the birth of a new nation: Northern Rhodesia, a British colony, became Zambia, a free country. We had practiced the new national anthem for months in school, learned about the new currency. We were ready. We actually gathered in...

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    summersong

    by  • August 6, 2014 • hope, music • 2 Comments

    It’s been a while since I did a music post. Tonight, at the end of a hot summer day, I thought I might offer some of the songs that have been the soundtrack of my summer — mostly old friends, and certainly worth a listen. First is Mark Knopfler singing “A Night in Summer...

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    what I learned at the sculpture show

    by  • June 19, 2014 • community, durham, hope • 4 Comments

    “Love seeks to close all distance.” — John Berger —  And Our Faces, My Heart, As Brief As Photos Life has a certain centrifugal force. In both large and small ways we are thrown to the edges, away from one another. The companion force is one that draws us to one another, that compels...

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