Parker’s Content

I was impressed though not surprised – She is so calm and content   Some would doubt my impression, after all, she is just a few hours old. They would contend that newborns just eat, sleep and poop.   I see it differently – Well-swaddled she responds to mom and dad with gentle coos and […]

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Here I Am

Am I here? Distracted by cold, by heat, by noise, by quiet, by glare, by darkness.   Called to change, I obey direction. I must be different, and will never be the same. I am on the way.   Here I am! Present with warmth, with chill, with silence, with still, with reflection, with light. […]

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Justified

alas. I realized I was praying as a child and I had to embrace praying as a grown up   “That Tax Collector was a very bad man; if all the Pharisee said was true. But Jesus chooses the wicked one and rejects the prideful one.”[1]   indeed, it is not about being wicked or […]

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Woody (of Toy Story 4)

Standing by my friend makes us strong to the end despite a day’s wayward quirks – Loyalty makes life work   Never turning my back on a companion’s lack keeps us together – Commitment is a joyful tether   Answering the call of alarm without regard for hurt or harm fosters solidarity – Helpfulness creates […]

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