• love

    penultimate

    by  • April 20, 2016 • hope, love, marriage, poetry • 4 Comments

    rehearsal dinner

    penultimate it was the night before though I suppose I could say it was the last night but that is not how I’ve ever thought of it nothing was ending everything was beginning we gathered everyone we could think of in the fellowship hall to tell stories eat barbecue and mark the moment nothing...

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    zacchaeus

    by  • April 17, 2016 • love, marriage, poetry • 4 Comments

    zacchaeus-1

    zacchaeus when I think of the tiny tax collector clinging to the tree waiting for Jesus to pass by I imagine my father there a short man with low self-esteem willing to go out on a limb hoping love would call him by name somehow my mother is there too taking Jesus by the...

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    lenten journal: structure

    by  • March 2, 2016 • lenten journal, love, marriage • 5 Comments

    structure

    Today would have been my parents’ sixtieth wedding anniversary, so this morning I went looking for Wendell Berry’s poem “The Country of Marriage” to set the tone for my day, landing on these words in particular: Our bond is no little economy based on the exchange of my love and work for yours, so...

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    lenten journal: love song

    by  • February 19, 2016 • lenten journal, love, marriage, music • 0 Comments

    love song

    Yes, I know it’s two words tonight, but they go together like one. Bear with me. There are times in life where nothing happens other than daily life and yet it feels somehow crucial and important. These are those days for me. My days have been full of everyday things, and those things have...

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    lenten journal: number

    by  • February 11, 2016 • grief, lenten journal, love, time • 5 Comments

    number

    “Teach us to number our days so that we can have a wise heart.” Psalm 90:12 (CEB) I can’t read that verse without hearing the piano introduction to “Seasons of Love” from the musical RENT, followed by the voices: five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes five hundred twenty five thousand moments so...

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