Category Archives: Intimacy with The Passion Giver

Where Deep Gladness Meets a World’s Deep Hunger

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So I’m thinking about Dorothy again, and her journey that began in a flying house. Prior to a sudden cyclone carrying her away, she was just a little girl living on a dry prairie, drained of all color. Continue reading

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE ON THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE – AND IT’S NOT BY CHOICE!

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It was a wild ride. It began in the dark with, “a great shriek of wind.” Then came the shaking. The house shook so hard Dorothy lost her footing. She suddenly found her bottom firmly planted on the floor. The only choice she had left was to “enjoy” the ride.

She didn’t choose this ride. It chose her, Continue reading

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WHAT MY INNER WRITER DREAMS ABOUT

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Early morning view from my corner

Next to the window, morning light flows over me as I sit in my green velvet wingback chair. Sipping cautiously on steaming cappuccino that’s warming my hands, I listen to early birdsong while breathing in the view of my backyard.

I’m in a little corner of my office.

But really, this particular corner is not my office. Oh, the rest of everything in the room is –the custom cherry file cabinet, the desk and the tall storage unit with bi-fold doors. But not this little corner.

No, here in this corner I’m not in my office. I’m in my haven, the place where I let my imagination have its way with me. Continue reading

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WHY DADS DANCE WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS

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THE TEARS

My mom rarely cried. At least not in front of me. But when her tears did happen, a jolt of fear would race through my heart. Because if Mom cried, that meant something really, really bad must have happened.

But not this time.

This time was different. A little more than five years ago, my mom was feeling weak, but we didn’t know how sick she was. If we did, she wouldn’t have been driving. And I wouldn’t have been distracting her by singing my latest song.

I’m glad I didn’t know. Continue reading

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Being Seen – The One Who Knows Me Best

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Digital StillCamera“I see you.” That is how love and intimacy are expressed among the aliens in the movie Avatar. I. SEE. YOU. It doesn’t matter that the female on the receiving end of this sentiment is blue, gigantic and strange looking. When she hears this from her beloved, we all see her beauty shine forth.

Although I love the movie Avatar, my favorite, “I see you,” scene was written about 2000 years ago, way before James Cameron ever thought of writing that line into his script. The scene is found in the bible (John 4) and it happens here on earth, with a guy named Jesus, in a land called Judea and it’s a true story.  Continue reading

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