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A Moving Life, in the Making.
A Moving Life, in the Making.

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A(nother) New Home.
It's no secret that my blogging here has been... sporadic (that's a nice way of putting it). Lately I've been doing a lot of reading and listening and learning about writing, publishing, and marketing, and I've decided to start taking baby steps toward a Wr...
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The Most Powerful Words
Today's reading: Matt. 13:31-35, 44-52 About three and a half years ago, we found out we’d be moving to Beaufort, South Carolina... and I started reading Pat Conroy. This is what we readers do: we use books to go places, the places we never expect to visit ...
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Where is the Holy in Holy Week?
Psalm 31:9-16 I was raised on the soundtrack of Easter. The churches I grew up in didn't "do" Lent. We didn't "do" Holy Week. But we "did" Easter, and we did it big: big choirs, big sermons, big altar calls, and big hymns that celebrated the nail-studded cr...
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Lent, Day 10: Wait
Maybe we are always in waiting, in waiting rooms, either slumped down in boredom or on the edge of our seat until the next thing (or even the first things) finally comes.
Lent, Day 10: Wait
Lent, Day 10: Wait
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Lent, Day 9: Place
I woke from dreaming sadness of leaving you, of missing your tidal rhythms, your storm waves and sunsets. In the landscape of my years, my heart and homes, your place will be held by magnolia pod, palmetto, moss, tiny crab, battle hymn, dolphin fin, myth.
Lent, Day 9: Place
Lent, Day 9: Place
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Lent, Day 8: Remember
We remember moments, the saying goes-- but I take note only of days of appointments, meetings, events, agreements. These I dare not forget. But where are the lost moments that fill these empty squares?
Lent, Day 8: Remember
Lent, Day 8: Remember
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Lent, Day 7: Path
Stubbornness and shame surprise me every time; they like to keep me struggling, far from the path of peace. They call me Quitter, Wimp, Chicken. I finally respond: Yes. Perhaps. And in the confession, I begin to find my way.
Lent, Day 7: Path
Lent, Day 7: Path
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Lent, Day 6: Covenant
Every canvas is a Promise: brush a fresh beginning over your mistakes or your old tired ideas or someone else's abandoned still-life. Remember the covenant: the beloved, flawed creation, redeemed.
Lent, Day 6: Covenant
Lent, Day 6: Covenant
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Lent, Day 5: Celebrate
We are taking care of business, and bears, and each other; finding our way; always looking for home. But are we prepared for an emergency, or a celebration? Are we ready for an entirely new life?
Lent, Day 5: Celebrate
Lent, Day 5: Celebrate
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Day 4: Joy
Dust thou art (also leather, spike, chainlink); make contact. Miss sometimes, and, yes, cry if you will; but go down swinging. 'Cause there may be joy in Mudville after all.
Day 4: Joy
Day 4: Joy
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