Ships

Every morning, with the sun I rise and journey to the docks just where the ships arrive bearing goods for me. – High-stash holds of boxes filled with dazzled thoughts and softer light or darker griefs and greys: all the hours for me. – Part-way glad and partway sad I sit exhausted, midway through just […]

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Variable Part 4–Reset

Tara pulled into the parking space at Johnson’s Grocery and jumped out of her car, tossing her keys in her handbag and slamming the door. She had to hurry if she wanted to get home in time for the latest episode of Game Plan. That’s when she saw him—Jay-Jay across the street with his mom—and smiled […]

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Fallen World

The earth was broken on the day when death first claimed her as his place, and all the beauty of earth’s face could never hide her heart’s decay– for we have known the cold embrace of death in graves that we call life. He leans in close to thrust his knife, reminding us that we […]

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Death Crippled

A crunch of fruit,  and Death slipped his hands  around God’s masterpiece  and squeezed, pressing the life out  nice and slow.  Every child delivered,  he caught  by the throat.  Some, he strangled  straightaway. Others, he dragged gasping across the rugged terrain of years to the graveyard. No one escaped his grasp.  Not even God.  Death […]

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Mary’s Tears

The night has taken Israel and drawn its blackness across the world like a shroud.  The dark has bound us  like our hopes, sealed up in a tomb.  Does the God of Israel sleep? Does the LORD forget His people? A mother cannot sleep.  A mother cannot forget her child.  I have rocked him in […]

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A Time to Mourn

When heaven takes a soul from us and leaves the body cold and still, the balm of truth may calm the mind, but cannot cure the heart of pain for at the tomb of Lazarus where he would rise, creation bowed to Providence, but Jesus wept.

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Death

All things die: the strongest ox that pulls the plow, the laughing girl in the olive tree, the peaceful doves beside the road. All things die—but not my Lord. – All things die, and lie forgotten in the ground and join the elements of earth: the thronging crowds that hear Him preach will soon be […]

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