Tag: prayer

  • Prayers of My Grandson

    Prayers of My Grandson

    The other night, our daughter was praying with our grandson. A nightly ritual. They pray for the entire family. They pray for my sis and my niece who are battling cancer. They pray for his daddy who is in his first year of nursing school,[..]
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  • My Prayers for 2017

    My Prayers for 2017

      I have this painting that a friend made me. It is a colorful painting with a big yellow sun in it and the phrase "FIND YOUR HAPPY" in big bold letters. FIND YOUR HAPPY. Many a theologian has warned us that if we go[..]
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  • Jesus is Not an American

    Jesus is Not an American

      I've been doing some reading about the effects of unforgiveness on the physical body. It has to do with that next novel I'm writing. But while going through reams of scientific research, I got to thinking about this election year. I was going to[..]
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  • Stories in My Mother’s Bible

    Stories in My Mother’s Bible

      There are stories in my mother's bible. The bible I have. She had several. She wrote in all of them. Of all the things she wrote, this is my favorite: Walk straight on my son, do not turn your head, do not look back. You[..]
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  • Intentional Acts of Kindness

    Intentional Acts of Kindness

      My girlfriend and I were talking about things, you know the way you do when you get together with a friend you haven't visited with for awhile. We were catching up on all the family and friends goings on. Our family had a new[..]
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  • On the Week You Were Born

    On the Week You Were Born

    On the week you were born, the sun shone bright in the town where I live, but an inversion of cotton-white clouds filled the basin of the Columbia. Looking in my rear view mirror as I drove south on Highway 97, through Rufus, Moro, Grass[..]
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  • Book Giveaway: The Grand Paradox

    Book Giveaway: The Grand Paradox

      I'm in Bend, Oregon for an extended period of time, playing granny-in-waiting. Little Sawyer is due any day now and so I'm here, praying for a safe delivery, healthy baby and mama, and yes, getting my grad school work done online. Not since Jesus[..]
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  • The Promise of God

    The Promise of God

    [caption id="attachment_1246" align="aligncenter" width="644"] Mama, Daddy. Jim. Clinch Mountain. June 28, 1953.[/caption]   I woke to the beat of rain pouring down, and the far off sound of an unhappy and likely very wet dog barking. The last Christmas I woke to rain was at[..]
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  • Thank you, Amen.

    Thank you, Amen.

    Some nights in the midst of this loneliness I swung among the scattered stars at the end of the thin thread of faith alone.  - Wendell Berry There are times when I go into the closet and shut the door and put my head to[..]
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