• Posts Tagged ‘love’

    a spirit not of fear . . .

    by  • July 21, 2012 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I found out this morning that the brother of a college friend was killed in the theater in Aurora, Colorado. He was there with his two daughters; they survived, but he did not. The connection doesn’t change how I feel about the killings, or how I ache for those who lost their lives or...

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    by  • June 19, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    “Until I met you, I would have been unable to name the transformation that was taking place. Today, at my late age, I name it — the fusion of love.”                — John Berger, And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos  bejeweled I have spent the afternoon in Old Havana(the sandwich shop, that is)with...

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    amend this!

    by  • May 8, 2012 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    Tomorrow, the State of North Carolina where I live is voting on a proposed constitutional amendment that reads: “Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” There are many of us who have been working...

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    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: borrowed words

    by  • February 29, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Tonight, I am keeping my discipline with the help of an old friend whom I know only through his words. Still, he is one I turn to on nights like this when I can’t find words of my own. These are words I have come  to before. Join me; there is comfort here. I...

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    letting lola go . . .

    by  • February 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Today we said goodbye to Lola, our eldest Schnauzer, who lived life with determination, never flinched from speaking up when she thought something (or someone) was wrong or there was a chance for a snack, and loved with her whole being. Life finally wore her out and we had to let her go on...

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    advent journal: here’s how love comes to town

    by  • December 23, 2011 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    here’s how love comes to town on the back of a donkeyin the womb of a teenagerto a sleepy little townwithout a decent hotel on the smile of a friendin the heart of a strangerwho shares your griefand makes room for it on the whisper of hopein the ear of the darknesscalling out our...

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    advent journal: goo is love

    by  • December 17, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I love to tell the story for those who know it bestseem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest . . . We took our high school kids on a field trip to High Point, North Carolina to see a production of “A Christmas Carol” today. The 10 a. m. performance played...

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    advent journal: blessed are those that mourn

    by  • December 12, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I looked forward to being the prophet this morning at church. The verses that were mine to inhabit as I put on my robe and walked down the aisle of the church are some of my favorites from Isaiah 61: The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,because the LORD has anointed meto...

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    advent journal: mash-up

    by  • December 9, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I am old enough to remember buying Simon and Garfunkel’s record Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme when it came out in 1966. It’s the one that had (besides the title track) “Homeward Bound” and “The 59th Street Bridge Song” and a couple of lesser known ones that became favorites of mine: “For Emily, Wherever...

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