• Posts Tagged ‘pierce pettis’

    lenten journal: dance

    by  • March 28, 2015 • lenten journal, music • 2 Comments

    Dance. If Ginger were writing this blog post tonight with this word in mind, I can guarantee it would have a completely different feel and would involve “Uptown Funk” in some way. What’s really played in the record player of my mind for a couple of days are waltzes, which are, I think, my...

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    advent journal: without

    by  • December 17, 2014 • advent journal, friends, grief, love • 3 Comments

    One of my favorite Pierce Pettis songs begins, “The presence of your absence follows me.” The song has played in the background of my week because tomorrow, December 18, will mark five years since my dear friend David Gentiles died. I could say many things about David, but maybe this will give you an...

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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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    by  • August 7, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    “The presence of your absence bothers me,” begins an old Pierce Pettis song. I’ve sung the lyric both out loud and in my head for several days now as I go deeper into Ginger’s two week pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine that left me here to tend to Schnauzers and in-laws in Durham. The...

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    lenten journal: de-cynicing myself

    by  • March 24, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I began this morning with this thought from Donald Miller: Leaders aren’t cynical. I found this song running through my head this afternoon, from Jackson Browne: Doctor, my eyes cannot see the skies –is this the price for having learned how not to cry And it’s been a long day. I’m going to sing...

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    lenten journal: learn to love the questions

    by  • February 28, 2010 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I woke up this morning to news of the earthquake in Chile as I was getting ready to lead a study of the Book of Job at church. And this morning followed last evening, when Ginger and I watched the new Coen Brothers’ movie, A Serious Man, which is their take on Job, set...

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    lenten journal: job’s story

    by  • February 26, 2010 • Uncategorized • 6 Comments

    Over the years of writing this blog, I’ve made some connections with other blog writers. I wish I knew a better way to say it, but our vocabulary hasn’t caught up with our lives just yet. These folks are more than acquaintances because we have shared things about ourselves with each other, but they...

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    advent journal: I’ve got a hope

    by  • December 20, 2009 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    It’s late, the dinner shift was busy, and I am missing my friend David. I’ve turned to music we shared together, particularly Mark Heard and Pierce Pettis. One of Pierce’s songs, “I’ve Got a Hope,” keeps circling around. I tried to find it on YouTube to no avail, but here is the lyric. It...

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