• Posts Tagged ‘lenten journal’

    lenten journal: alive together

    by  • April 9, 2012 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Last night I worked down at Fullsteam Brewery for their “Take a Pint Out of Crime” fundraiser to help replace the smoker someone stole a week or so ago. I was happy to help out because they are my neighbors and it is The Friendliest Room in Durham. I want to help make sure...

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    lenten journal: much like any other day

    by  • April 7, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Today is a day much like any other day. In the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, this is the day in the middle. Most stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Our Easter story goes the opposite direction, in a way, starting with the ending and then moving to beginning again....

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    lenten journal: acquainted with grief

    by  • April 7, 2012 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    The early spring has been at cross purposes with my schedule. When the beds were ready to be cleared and prepared for spring vegetables, I was not prepared to plant. When the regular rhythm of rain and spring sunshine made everything in the garden explode, I was not prepared to prune branches and pull...

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    lenten journal: opening day

    by  • April 6, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Ginger, Rachel, and I got up early to catch a flight from Love Field in Dallas back to Durham. The flight was fine, though the route required of us to stop in Austin and Nashville on the way. And all we did was stop. We never got off the plane. By the time we...

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    lenten journal: mammoth sight

    by  • April 5, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    My parents took us to the Waco Mammoth Site this afternoon. Some years ago, two teenagers stumbled upon some bones in a dry creek bed which led to the discovery of a “nursery herd” (meaning females and babies) of nineteen mammoths that had all died together in a flood during the Ice Age in...

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    lenten journal: handle with care

    by  • April 4, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Ginger and I spent most of the day today at my parents’ house going through things and identifying stuff we want as they prepare to move from their house where they have lived for thirteen years, to a much smaller apartment. The journey through boxes, shelves, cabinets, and closets was a roller coaster of...

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    lenten journal: glitches and grace

    by  • April 3, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    We have made a quick trip to visit my parents—we being Rachel, Ginger, and me – and I say to visit my parents rather than going to Texas because we are spending the sixty-four hours we are here in the Lone Star State with them. The trip was not precipitated by an emergency. It...

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    lenten journal: april fool

    by  • April 2, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    the prank pressed deepest in my memory is my frantic fatherwrecking our breakfastwith warnings of anelephant stampede (it helped that we livedin Africa at the time) I could picture the pachyderms poundingtheir way to Lusakaand was beginningto feel the tremblein the floor when he smiled with his eyes followed by a full-fledgedlaugh that let...

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    lenten journal: nod over coffee

    by  • April 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Mark Heard’s song “Nod Over Coffee” has been playing in my head since I read about the consequences of the invention of the minute hand in Adam Frank’s book, About Time. I clocked in for my nine hours at the computer store today and clocked out tired and worn and happy to come home....

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    lenten journal: finding finitude

    by  • March 31, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    On my first day of Spring Break, I worked in the garden pruning trees and pulling up weeds and then went with Ginger to a relatively new coffee shop, Straw Valley Café, to sip and read for awhile. We walked into a little coffee shop and found it opened up on a meandering puzzle...

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