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Prayer Surprise

For Amy You lay down on your bed as evening fell and sank into an overwhelming gloom, with hopelessness the only thing you felt as night fell in your mind and in your room. And you prayed for a sign … Continue reading

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Solar Orison

You teach me, Sun, it’s wonderful to shine, though human beings shine differently than you. I know your light’s more luminous than mine, but I hope that it shines through things I do. You also show me that it’s good … Continue reading

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Homelessness Golgotha

I claimed to love you, God, but would walk by a homeless person begging on the street, avoided meeting them then, eye to eye, although I know it’s terrible to treat a person, young or old, a girl or guy, … Continue reading

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Leaks

In spring, my bedroom sprung a gushing leak, that soaked, before I knew of it, my bed, discoloring the ceiling to a bleak and moldy, peeling menace overhead. And I who look for meaning everywhere, look for significance in even … Continue reading

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Solar Orison

You cupped the late day sun between your palms and squeezed it lightly so its rays streamed through like liquid gold for someone who sought alms, a treasure poured that afternoon for you. The rays were slender filaments, like lashes, … Continue reading

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Marian Affirmation

The queen of hearts is not just in a deck of cards with which we like to play a game: I hope, although I feel now like a wreck, that in the end she’ll summon me by name. I’m confident, … Continue reading

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Prayer Sprouts

As words, when read aloud, escape a paper, your spirit surges from your flesh in prayer. The future’s face is covered with a veil. May goodness escalate and love prevail. Our bodies are of stuff the Earth recycles, but we … Continue reading

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