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At Seventy`Five

At seventy`five the world feels different than it seemed at sixty`three I was young back then ready to fight back against a bad heart I gave it up [the fight] and began to sing ever since I’m just fine “The … Continue reading

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My Children

The river of my youth flows home again upon the Holiday bearing gifts of tender Harmony in my heart wrapped`ribboned under an evergreen with all eyes a`twinkle My delight watching the tiny boats on water navigating the flow on the … Continue reading

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A Hymn for The Day

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices, Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices; Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way With countless gifts of love, and still … Continue reading

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Now & Then

At the flower at the soft stream we pause to capture the breathless breath we struggle to hear the voiceless word of all flowering                         Of all flow All … Continue reading

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On Prayer

The blue`jay chatters in a tree outside the windows working the nut out of a cone Is it a prayer full of gratitude for this his breakfast at a holy buffet or just clatter It all depends on if my … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of … Continue reading

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On Mercy & Grace

The ceiling didn’t fall down on me and I gave it no thought the floor`boards trembled but the foundations held it didn’t cross my mind to thank God The wheels didn’t come off the car as I raced down the … Continue reading

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On the Light

The light slips through the open window a holy alleluia of grace It alights upon my face wrinkled by sleep a butterfly kiss of peace In waves soft bird`song surfs on its crests tickling my ear with joy The light … Continue reading

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In Memory of Paul F. Lenzi

“We travelers, walking to the sun, can’t see Ahead, but looking back the very light That blinded us shows us the way we came, Along which blessings now appear, risen As if from sightlessness to sight, and we, By blessing … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,    to sing praises to your name, O Most High;       to declare your steadfast love in the morning,       and your faithfulness by night,     … Continue reading

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The Psalm for the Day

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;     before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple     and give thanks to your name         for your steadfast love and … Continue reading

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On Virtues

It seems the sun has set on virtues when strong men despise weak for the sake of greed The poor still believe that blessings deserve gratitude bread broken gets shared by grace The rich can’t afford poverty’s gift afraid dependence … Continue reading

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