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Another warm day.    Arranged some more papers, had another disagreement.   Son Jason appeared, and we had a chat, preparing for a birthday at week's end, as best we can.    Talked with Grace.  She was preparing a "four hour pork roast."  She sounded sunny and...
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My daughter was doing her math homework. From my vantage point, she was doing just fine. She was in the living room in her favorite chair. Her 2 older brothers were both in their own rooms doing their homework, both listening to their favorite music. I was preparing a quick meal. What could be...
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Cool again tonight in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Temperature 47*, at 11:30 p.m.    Not well. Felt cold all day. Slept late. Feet swollen.    An Email from Tom to say that he had talked with shadow and his son.  More to come perhaps.    Son Jason came over,...
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    (unrevised poem written in 2009) It was the same date as today, Ash Wednesday of that year, An opaque sky heralded the bleak disciplines of Lent. Cremated palm leaves made soot as fine as stoneground cornsilk, Echoes of long-past hosannas Fading in the deadened air.   Metanoia...
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Another mild mid-winter day. I spent most of my hours working on notes for my interview next week with the fellow who is writing a history of student activism at Kent State University from the 1950's to the present.    I also engaged in an hour and a half phone  conversation with...
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Someone said, “No one ends up where they aim…not even God.” Really? Not even God?  Surely, this person was not suggesting that God sometimes fails? Yes, come to think of it, I suspect God does. From the beginning, didn’t creation become one colossal failure?  And, centuries later, Jesus...
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           It was Lao Tzu who said, “The Tao does nothing but leaves nothing undone.”  Divine grace isn’t significant because it’s stunning or sensational.  God chooses the ordinary to reveal the extraordinary, the simple to confound the wise, even “the...
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        In church this morning, the sermon was on Romans 12.    And I began to wonder which gift I had received.  Of the those listed in this scripture: prophesying, serving, teaching, encouraging, giving and showing mercy,  I couldn't easily...
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But by the grace of God.   But by His grace I am sober. By His grace I've been given chance after chance. By His grace I have four beautiful children. By His grace I've been delivered of a wretched self-hatred and there within an eating disorder. By His grace I no longer...