mercy

Joy

Rediscovery is always a delight when found as an old, quirky friend, a freshly washed bill in the dryer or, for me last Christmas, lyrics to the holiday classic “The Little Drummer Boy.” As I listened to a popular a cappella group sing this familiar story, their unique rendition clearly revealed its message: a young boy earnestly beats […]

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Grace

“You’ll do great,” my husband exhorted, as I tried with clammy hands to pull a stubborn wet suit over my knees. I smiled weakly while stumbling toward the side of a boat much too small to accommodate my flailing. As I waited for my turn to jump from fiberglass into roiling chop, our dive master offered […]

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Mercy

“Sit with me,” he whispers. I come quickly, ever eager when he speaks. “Let my living water wash over you.” I wring water from my hair, fragrant soap lingering on my hands as I open them, hearing, “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in […]

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