What if:

we knew how well-loved we are? There is a deficit in each of us, an uncertainty about who we are and why we are here. Sin-suffering compounds this deficit; we don’t know “who” and “why” in the face of enormous pain. If God were to somehow exist in this ugliness, we wouldn’t want anything to do […]

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Bare, revisited

Fire, small and mean, spits at me, its red darting flames just like my daughter’s tongue when it protrudes from her mouth to scorn me. I scowl back. Fistfuls of smoke pour over the cauldron; howling winds grab the steam and fling it out on the high prairie beyond the grove of trees encircling me. […]

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Temper

“Do you trust me?” I smiled as these words reverberated in the deepest reaches of my mind, stirring my spirit as wind whipped sand. I lifted myself from its prone position, squinting against the fiery sunrise while brushing away bits of granite and moss. I replaced the lens cap of my Canon, stuffed it back […]

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Hunger

I have a friend who takes everything she can from me. Hand-me-down bikes and clothes, unabashed requests to grab her kids from daycare, eagerly accepted snacks and sometimes dinner on the porch once she sees that we’re home after another long day, endless chatter about the goings-on in her life, constant invitations to the zoo, parade, pool, […]

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