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The Vulnerability Of Open Handed Prayers

Those of you who know me, know a bit of the struggle I’m living, this learning to pray expectant prayers, to believe in the God-sized dreams that apart from faith seem utterly absurd in their size and possibility. Prayer for me these days is a constant exercise in exposing my vulnerabilities and honestly, I am…

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31 Days (Creativity)

The Imagery of The Imagination

“There is at the back of every artist’s mind something like a pattern and a type of architecture. The original quality in any man of imagination is imagery. It is a thing like the landscape of his dreams; the sort of world he would like to make or in which he would like to wander,…

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Refine Retreat

Step Into The Closet: Refine {the retreat}

With September half over, the rush of the coming seasons breaths heavy down my neck. The days slip past, water between my fingers. I cannot hold them– I’m hungry for retreat, for extended time in my closet, on the floor, in the quiet. I think there are some of you who want this too. Actually,…

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Compassion

Last

On friday’s, we write for  five short minutes without editing and gussying the page. We spill what rises to the surface and share it, bravely with others, and we encourage. We give virtual high fives and hugs and pats on the back, sometimes, we gather in prayer too, for the broken stories, the wounded stories…

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Dreams

Imagine

They don’t notice the thin pocket of blue that peeks from between layers of gray. They are immediately lost in a world of their own design, with the help of nature and what someone before, has left behind. They create for hours, and I watch as they imagine what could be right into their own…

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Dreams

A Letter To The Dreamers Out There

Hey dreamer, I see you–with the laundry in your hands while your mind is digging wells in Haiti, or writing that book you’re afraid to scratch out on paper. I know your hesitations and your trembling. I know the hours lost in the night as your mind rolls this dream around like a marble, while…

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