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    advent journal: singing in the dark

    by  • December 16, 2014 • advent journal, music • 1 Comment

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    Going to the mall each day means being inundated with holiday music — well, the same ten songs. I thought tonight I might offer a soundtrack that has found me in these days. Talking about Patty Griffin’s “Mary” a couple of days ago set me to thinking. My list is by no means exhaustive,...

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    advent journal: first lines

    by  • December 13, 2014 • advent journal, music • 2 Comments

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    I was going back through some poems and found this one, so I spent a little time revising it and offer it anew tonight. Feel free to sing along. first lines I pulled into Nazareth was feeling ‘bout half past dead I don’t want to hear a love song doctor my eyes have seen...

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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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    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: still singing . . .

    by  • April 8, 2014 • lenten journal, music • 0 Comments

    I want to listen more than talk tonight. These are songs that continue to speak to me. “Old Friends” by Guy Clark. old friends shine like diamonds old friends you can always call old friends lord you can’t buy ‘em you know it’s old friends after all Don Henley wrote: I’ve been tryin’ to...

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