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She stands on the edge the stubby toes of her sneakers touching the horizon the great beyond reaches into her soul pulling into the abyss while she, working hard to be strong, pulls back arms flailing, reaching for balance heels digging in stubby toed shoes creeping forward over the edge the great beyond calling fingers stuck in ears, trying not to hear fearing to let [...]
Some of you might remember that back in December, my neighbor came to my door bloody from being beaten up by her husband and son. Apparently, a jury trial is being held in June for the husband and I have been issued a subpoena to appear as a witness. This is dredging up all the memories [...]
Rose speaks to the issue of power more specifically in the evangelical church construct. Since I’m on that theme, I thought I’d share the love. I believe when this kind of change is on the horizon, the people that hold the power must be willing to step aside and make room for those very ones that [...]
Today we remember Saint Athanasius Amongst many other accomplishments, at the first Council of Nicaea (325), Athanasius argued against Arius and his doctrine that Christ is of a distinct substance from the Father. Pope Athanasius I of Alexandria (c. 293-May 2, 373) also known as Saint Athanasius the Great and St Athanasius the Apostolic (Greek: Αθανάσιος, Athanásios) [...]
I was asked how I see this playing out and what it means to be cognizant of it in my daily life. That’s a very good question. I honestly feel lame talking about it because it puts the focus on me and what *I’m* doing but I’ll take on the question anyway, since someone asked. Why [...]
Be helpless and dumbfounded, unable to say yes or no. Then a stretcher will come from grace to gather us up. We are too dulleyed to see the beauty. If we say “Yes we can,” we’ll be lying. If we say “No, we don’t see [...]