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    lenten journal: number

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

    “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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    notes from the camino: thinking small

    by  • May 28, 2014 • Camino, time • 2 Comments

    We began our second morning walking down the hill from our hotel in Portamarin to cross the river and continue our trek towards Santiago de Compostela. It was the last time we went downhill for several hours. The rain clouds above us felt more impending than threatening. The cool mist of the morning was...

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    twenty-one times

    by  • November 10, 2013 • friends, music, time • 7 Comments

    If you have followed this blog for very long, you have heard me make reference to my songwriting days with my friend, Billy Crockett. This week, his wife Dodee posted a video of him singing what is perhaps my favorite song we wrote together. The idea grew out of our reading Paul Bowles’ amazing...

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    teach us to mark our days . . .

    by  • October 29, 2012 • communion, faith, time • 2 Comments

    This past Sunday, our church finished a month long celebration of our 125th anniversary. One Sunday we returned to the little wooden church out in the woods where our congregation began; two Sundays ago, we spent the afternoon listening to Jeremy, our amazing accompanist, transport us with his words and music. And it was...

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    good work

    by  • October 24, 2012 • marriage, time • 2 Comments

    this morning while the sun was wakingand the air was waiting to be warmedwe walked as though we had no otherpurpose but to walk together as though nothing else was as importantas passing under the changing leavesand letting the schnauzers sniffmost everything along our way then we circled back to meet the demandsof our...

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