• Posts Tagged ‘light’

    lenten journal: “you are the light of the world”

    by  • February 27, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Ginger preached from the lectionary passage this morning. Here’s what I brought home. “you are the light of the world” I know were talking about the difference between daylight and dark however you of all peopleought to be able to make room for a little poetic licenseI know about the darkbut today when Iheard...

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    index of favorite lines

    by  • January 4, 2011 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    Here’s what happened Sunday. Ginger had the congregation read John 1 in unison: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made....

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    advent journal: get yourself awed

    by  • December 15, 2010 • Uncategorized • 12 Comments

    300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 No, that’s not my salary offer to pitch next year, nor is it the number of Cheetos I have consumed in my life time. 300 sextillion is the latest estimate of the number of stars in the universe, which is three times what astronomers had previously thought. As we learned from Hubble’s “Deep...

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    morning has broken

    by  • April 13, 2010 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I have to admit I didn’t know it was a hymn the first time I heard it. I was in tenth grade, living in Fort Worth, Texas during our year of leave from the mission field (as they used to say) and completely taken with American popular radio. It was the year of “American...

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    advent journal: walking after midnight

    by  • December 2, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    When I got home from work Sunday night, Ginger and I took our two Schnauzers, Lola and Ella, for a walk around the neighborhood. We have to go late because Lola is not much of a people person and does better on dark and quiet streets. More nights than not, I sing a little...

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    best lights

    by  • November 8, 2009 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    It’s not so much the wordsas the way they sometimesline up, the way they areplaced on the page —single syllables can speak,tear open false healings,deep calling to deepwith faith and familiarityboth brand new and ages old.I saw these four words:our own best lightsat the tail end of a sentenceabout being true and I wondered...

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    advent journal: refracting hope

    by  • December 20, 2007 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    I worked lunch at the restaurant, which means I was up early and in the kitchen by eight this morning. When the alarm went off and I stumbled into the bathroom to put in my contacts, I found my left eye was not yet recovered from whatever irritated it last night and the contacts...

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    lenten journal: dawn on me

    by  • April 8, 2007 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    I see more sunsets than sunrises at this stage of my life. Tonight, I stepped out of the kitchen to take a short break just as the sun had disappeared below the horizon. Just above the silhouettes of the rooftops, the sky was still bright, but as my eye moved upward the brightness turned...

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