All posts filed under “Poetry

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Weeping and Sleeping

Shepherds weep, but they also sleep. I am wrapping up a study of 1 Peter, a letter written by an aging Peter to a scattered flock of Asian believers undergoing intense persecution under the emperor Nero. Throughout the entire letter,  an attentive reader can hear… Read More

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I Thirst

Jesus uttered seven phrases from the Cross. “I thirst” is unique to John’s gospel. As I studied this phrase in the context of John’s particular gospel account, it came alive. John’s gospel was written with a clear two-pronged thesis: to show that Jesus Christ was God… Read More

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Fleet Feet

No, it’s not what you think. I am no longer a fast runner, unless I am running  to my morning coffee before carline. While I used to run fast and far, I now prefer to walk my dog in a much smaller loop. Yet, I… Read More

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If Walls Could Talk

If walls could talk, mine might say, “Scrub me!” Perhaps, they might shout out to my three constantly climbing, bare-footed children, “Stop putting your dirty feet on me!” For some strange reason, I found myself thinking about what the Apostle Peter’s house might share if… Read More

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The Seder & The Savior

A few years ago, when my children were three and two years old, I had the brilliant idea of teaching them the deeper significance of the Passover. I studied the Seder meal, went shopping, printed coloring sheets. The whole shebang. My incredulous husband wondered if… Read More

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Free Solo & the Savior

For movie night this week, we left our typical stereotypical movie genres (StarWars, silly  kid movies, and old school movies that we loved as children and forgot may not be appropriate for children) we watched an incredible documentary about the man who free solo climbed… Read More