Mother is a Place

  I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, […]

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With God in Prison and in War

  In my reading notes for July I noted how every time my friend’s Facebook query for favorite saint quotes popped up on my screen, I had a strong persistent vision of myself taking a particular book off the shelf in the living room. Five or six times over a two or three day period, […]

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Reading Notes July 2017

Books Finished: 1. Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein A “companion novel” to Code Name Verity. I’d have just said sequel. Although the novel has a different protagonist who wasn’t in the first novel, there are several characters who appear in both. Maddie, one of the main characters in CNV makes a significant appearance early in […]

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Not shaking the grass

    And the days are not full enough And the nights are not full enough And life slips by like a field mouse Not shaking the grass –Ezra Pound   I’ve posted this short poem before. Every time I stumble across it, it’s like finding it for the first time. A thrill of excitement, […]

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Sea Fever

Sea Fever by John Masefield I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking, And a grey mist on the sea’s […]

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