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Yutori ~ Spaciousness

ゆとり~ Yutori The Japanese have a concept called ‘yutori’ – an idea that connotes a sense of spaciousness, elbowroom, leeway, reserve, margin, allowance, latitude… time. From a conversation with her Japanese student, poet Naomi Shihab Nye explains, It’s a kind of living … Continue reading

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Surely Christ will not Despise

Why should we take the path they tread And leave our own approach to God Exchanging our own humble way, For that along with bloody sod? Oh! Surely Christ will not despise The winding trail our fathers trod With simple … Continue reading

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Listening to Understand

David Augsburger writes a wonderful little book titled, “Caring Enough to Confront.”  We don’t always put these two words together, but Augsburger recognizes the paradox of love: it is caring and it is confronting. Augsburger offers this simple poem to illustrates the … Continue reading

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Somewhere at the edges of night

I Somewhere, out at the edges, the night is turning and the waves of darkness Begin to brighten the shore of dawn. The heavy dark falls back to earth And the freed air goes wild with light, The heart fills … Continue reading

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With that Moon Language

With That Moon Language – by Hafiz Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud; Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still though, think about this, This great … Continue reading

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Share the Feast of Promised Presence

Jesus Calls Us by John Bell & Graham Maule Jesus calls us here to meet him As, through word and song and prayer, We affirm God’s promised presence, Where his people live and care. Praise the God who keeps his … Continue reading

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I See You

I See You I see you there rolled into the back, sad as the day is long, dependent on helpers, masters disguised as servants. I see you there limping as you swivel your entire hip forward; No subtle grimace and … Continue reading

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