• Posts Tagged ‘depression’

    once below a time

    by  • September 8, 2011 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I know. Every blogger in America is working on something to say as we near the anniversary of September 11, 2001. I remember that crystal blue Tuesday morning as Ginger and I drove up the Southeast Expressway from Marshfield heading into Boston for a day of appointments. I remember the gradual awareness that the...

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    lenten journal: blessed are those . . .

    by  • March 27, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I spent the better part of the morning with some friends from church as a part of a Lenten Bible study. We are focusing on the Beatitudes. As I was preparing to lead the group, I was struck by the fact that Matthew takes just four chapters to move from Jesus’ genealogy to his...

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    treading lightly

    by  • July 23, 2008 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    For days in a row, now, the sunhas shone brightly on me, makingme begin to believe it is summer:a season of light. I finished twotwo projects in the house yesterday;today I painted a room that has beenwaiting for weeks to be a differentcolor, and tended to my garden,watering the small green tomatoesthat hold such...

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    I have decided

    by  • June 30, 2008 • Uncategorized • 20 Comments

    I don’t think I’ve gone a week without posting since I started this blog. This week I’ve felt tired. Exhausted. As I’ve commented to several folks, I’ve been running out of me before I run out of day. I have a couple of good ideas of things I want to write about – that...

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    love’s gonna carry me home

    by  • June 17, 2008 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    The past few days have been marked by the words and actions of people around me who have offered love and encouragement in a number of tangible and meaningful ways. I’m still not past needing a melody to get through a post, but tonight I offer one out of gratitude: Pierce Pettis’ “Love’s Gonna...

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    prayer in open d

    by  • June 15, 2008 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I spent the day on a men’s retreat with some guys from church. We were out at a lake house. The day was beautiful, the conversations were honest and open, and the day was full of meaning. I came home filled up and still ran out of gas before dark. The days feel too...

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    how did you find me here?

    by  • June 14, 2008 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I can remember the day in 1989 that I bought the CD. I was in Sound Warehouse and picked up How Did You Find Me Here? by David Wilcox the same afternoon I bought Steady On by Shawn Colvin. It was one of my better music buying afternoons. Ginger and I moved to Boston...

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    darkness on the edge of town

    by  • May 30, 2008 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Thanks to the folks at DirecTV, we have XM Radio in our house. Thanks to XM Radio, we have a channel called “The Village” that is all acoustic singer-songwriters. I play it when Ginger isn’t home, just as she listens to the disco station when she is alone in her car. When she came...

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    note to self

    by  • May 4, 2008 • Uncategorized • 10 Comments

    In the quiver of lies called depression,the name of the sharpest arrow isYou Have Nothing To Say. Forgetwhat the flowers told you, or the giftfrom the little one in front of you atthe drive through when she smiled. How can you give voice to the joy ofa snuggling Schnauzer, or speak tothe grief that...

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    traveling with sisters

    by  • January 7, 2008 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    The restaurant where I work is a little over three months old, which means those who have been there since the beginning are worn out. The food service world already has a built in what-have-you-cone-for-me-lately component: you can’t put the food on the table and say, “Gee, I really wish you had been here...

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