Tag Archives: freedom

When the Darkness Descends

“John’s answer [John of the Cross] is not simple, but in the simplest possible terms, he says that the dark night is God’s best gift to you, intended for your liberation. It is about freeing you from your ideas about … Continue reading

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It Is Poetry

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GOOD NEWS!

The United Reformed Church votes to allow the marriage of same-sex couples in its churches This afternoon, Saturday 9 July 2016, the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC) voted in favour of allowing its local churches to conduct and register … Continue reading

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Something Given

  “The resurrection reveals that human beings are already shot through with death in a way that no amount of struggle can avoid. Life is not something fought for, but something given. There is no real freedom that does not … Continue reading

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Relief

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In Blackwater Woods

in blackwater woods   Look, the trees are turning their own bodies into pillars of light, are giving off the rich fragrance of cinnamon and fulfillment, the long tapers of cattails are bursting and floating away over the blue shoulders … Continue reading

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Astonish Me

“Practice: Reading Scripture with the Mind of Christ Looking at which Scripture passages Jesus emphasizes (remember, the Hebrew Bible was his only Bible!) shows he clearly understands how to connect the “three steps forward” dots that confirm the God he … Continue reading

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Poetry – Pablo Neruda

Source: Poetry … Poetry Pablo Neruda, 1904-1973 And it was at that age … Poetry arrived in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where it came from, from winter or a river. I don’t know how or … Continue reading

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Dealing With Destructiveness

A few years ago, I was in a short-lived and long-regretted relationship with someone I thought I knew quite well, only to then discovered that I had no idea who I was dealing with. It was partly a mistake in judgment … Continue reading

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God With Us

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