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This Impossible Blessed Belovedness

This morning when I meditated, God came down and talked with me on the veranda. I was repeating after Hillary McBride of the Liturgists, softly, words that felt ridiculous to me: You are a unique being. There is no one … Continue reading

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To my Precious Girl on her Sixteenth Birthday

Dear Claire, Your father and I were having pancakes at IHOP. We had just left the ultrasound appointment at the brand new Southcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma where we found out that you would be a girl. Our firstborn child … Continue reading

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wanted: soul singer

i saw your ad i am so mad my Langston, Maya-scrabbled pad is clenched in weeping praying hands i would like to join the band i roareth like a buffalo: change gon come yet another righteous man slaying savage raping … Continue reading

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As For Me And My House, We’re Gonna Love the Hell Out Of Them

I am a woman of raucously good faith, I am. I am thirty-seven and I have pink hair. Not exactly a scaredy-cat. But this ISIS stuff has got me spooked too. Or maybe I’m the worst cynic and bigot of … Continue reading

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If: Equip Easter Study Day 10

Read Mark 15:33-41 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why … Continue reading

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If: Equip Easter Study Day 9: How can you rest in God’s redemption for you through Jesus today?

Read John 19: 1-17 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and … Continue reading

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Day 8: What Do You Learn From Jesus Not Defending Himself?

Read Mark 15:1-15 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. And … Continue reading

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