Tag Archives: life

The Story Collector

I listen on the cell phone as the coverage cuts in and out Straining to hear every word, listen to the emotion there As across the connection comes the other’s fear and doubt But in the tear drenched words there … Continue reading

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The Rules

When we were children and the game wouldn’t go our way We would reinvent the rules of the game so that we might win And others around us would cry out unfair, you changed the rules But in our childish … Continue reading

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Long Lost

At the time we were inseparable, two mates encountering life But time has its way of pulling apart and placing an ocean between Colleagues and friend braving the stormy seas of life Divided as the four winds blew our sails … Continue reading

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Mosaic

Looking back on all the pieces of my life Is not like looking at a picture composed on a canvas That brings together the palette of colors and shades To paint a portrait of a person who emerges whole Stepping … Continue reading

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Living Brave Reflection 11- Integrating Stories

I’ve often joked that the pieces of my story don’t easily fit together in one life. I was a civil engineering major in college, an officer in the military, a seminarian and later a pastor. I lived in seven states … Continue reading

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All That Is Solid Dissolves Into Air

When the air becomes heated hotter than the smith’s forge And the pillars of the earth begin to falter under the heat and pressure When cynicism strips away every foundation, every dream, every hope And all that is solid dissolves … Continue reading

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In the Moment

The past is gone with its joys and sorrows and yet it wants to linger To corrupt the moment with its unanswered questions and haunted moments It wants to continue to speak long after its allotted time has passed It … Continue reading

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