Tag Archives: hope

Good Friday Again

Good Friday again and again the question What’s so good about it? Yet another gray day another gray week Years have a way of taking all the colors out of life’s familiarities Soon we fail to see all but its … Continue reading

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Life Abroad

The Settlers looked for a place someplace specific at the fork of a river where grasses grew ways forth & back rode on currents Life thrived The Pioneers pushed onward feeling limitation in the picket`fence on the front`street preferring sleep under the … Continue reading

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Prayer

“Rouse yourself!          Why do you sleep, O Lord?       Awake, do not cast us off forever.           Why do you hide your face?       Why do you forget … Continue reading

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The Rite of Spring

We are on the cusp of yet another Spring I turn a spade full of soil out in the garden See little creatures stir Little seedlings put out tiny little shoots Volunteers of lost spuds of autumn’s harvest A pea … Continue reading

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Little Boats

Along the shore the little boats lie keel`up against rain waiting for someone to come turn them keel`down today put oars in locks push from shore leave solid footing row out on the river which carves the land remembers the … Continue reading

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With a Word

“The voice of the Lord is over the waters;       the God of glory thunders,  The voice of the Lord is powerful;       the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.  The Lord sits enthroned … Continue reading

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As George Lay Dying

“My God, my God,       why have you forsaken me?    Why are you so far from helping me,       from the words of my groaning?    O my God,       I cry by … Continue reading

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Talking Pride

“Some take pride in chariots       and some in horses,    But our pride is in the name       of the Lord our God.    They will collapse and fall, but       we shall … Continue reading

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The Promise

“He reached down from on high,        he took me;    He drew me out of the mighty waters.    He delivered me from my strong enemy,       and from those who hated me;     … Continue reading

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Wasted By Grief

“Turn, O Lord, save my life; Deliver me for the sake of your steadfast love. In death is there any memory of you? Do songs of praise come from the grave? I am worn out with groaning. I am wasted … Continue reading

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There Was a Day: 2016

There was a day in March months after the wild`fire when the scorched` hills broke out green the Columbia River bluer than the sky flowed east`west full to its banks There was a day in July the water so low … Continue reading

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Time Is a Gift

Time is a gift comes in a box wrapped brightly tied with a ribbon left on our porch after midnight by a stranger In that box lie days hours minutes seconds even months weeks to spend or waste whatever ways … Continue reading

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