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Category: Darkness

Saturday selects ...

A brief thought or poem for the weekend, friends ... "There must be someone to live through it all and bear witness to the fact that God lived, even in these times." (Etty Hillesum, Diaries - Murdered in 1943 in Auschwitz)

Fear ...

"When fear, rather than love, compels us, we do really terrible things to other people." (Shane Claiborne) Think about our world right now. Doesn't fear feel like the primary emotion in the atmosphere? Fear + hatred. With these as the driving forces, really terrible things are being done. Everywhere we look. Fear + hatred = […]

Let the darkness descend ...

We changed the clocks this weekend; fell back. It is dark by 5 PM. And so, we have a decision to make, don't we?* Do we rail against the early dark? Or, do we settle in to a new season? I am gonna' choose the latter. I love the dark, the neighborhood quiet, house lights […]


I read this short essay last weekend and it is still rolling around in my heart.

Lord, have mercy ...

God, we pray for the shattered people of Israel. **Lord, have mercy ... And for the innocent civilians in Palestine. Lord, have mercy ... May the hostages be freed safe and sound. Lord, have mercy ... May the grief-stricken and traumatized be allowed their grief and offered comfort in the midst of the unimaginable. Lord, […]

Dark(ish) days ...

Do you ever wake up dark(ish)? Not full-out depressed, not necessarily sad, but just off -- weary, worn out, not whistling a happy tune. That's me right now. It just happened, there were no warning lights to prepare me for this state of affairs. I woke in the night, sweaty, restless, a tad tortured in […]

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