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April Fools

They slide across the sky sly and laden with gray like a pack of hungry wolves keeping their prey at bay those clouds making un-kept promises for our dried up clay ©2018 Jean E. Taddonio Advertisements

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Recovery Psalm

Holy beam of light too bright for mortal eyes to see You pierce the darkness of my granite walls splitting fears into river rocks mere stepping stones Beneath the water of cast off tears, pebbles shine sand becomes rainbow glass … Continue reading

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Beneath the Thorns She stands at the margins feeling foreign not belonging longing for a place among the ones who claim they’re ‘in’ Who will reach for her? see her goodness masked by fear make a place for her to grow that she may one day know a love that has no boundaries. Perhaps the ones who only see her thorns and pull away their blinded arms have not yet learned that love includes the ones along the margins the rose beneath the thorns

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A Thin Place

There is a Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the ‘thin places’ that distance is even smaller. Dark damp humus below the emerald canopy of ancient redwood giants cushions steps with silence Beams … Continue reading

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Mary’s Music

I learned recently that 86 year old Mary from my creative writing class was an accomplished pianist. None of us in class knew she even played the piano. Mary has been deaf for 10 years and had stopped playing. It … Continue reading

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Bridge Repair…for all of us with broken bridges

Lord, I thought I’d built your bridge but now it’s torn apart perhaps it was my own I ache with ‘whys?’ and sorrows only you can know the fragile pieces my failures at forgiveness the uniqueness of each soul the … Continue reading

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Reminder(#2)

Reminder ( #2) Roses release their leaves shortly after winter’s pruning finding light to bud and bloom through spring without effort unlike many of us who struggle through our thorns to grow without fading into fall forgetting the uniqueness of … Continue reading

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