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Faith, Family, Heaven, Love, Refiner's Fire

How to Grieve What You’re Missing

She would have walked me all around to see the foxgloves. We’d have talked of how the hydrangeas had overwintered and how profuse their white blooms are this year under…

Autumn, Heaven, Nature, Restoring Wonder, Slow

weekends are for the light-seeking

The way Your light dances, the way it plays the strings of the woods the chambers of this heart, who cannot believe in the realest, purest magic, that sang the…

Death, Eucharistic Living, Freeze Frame, Heaven, Slow

Make Pearls

I sit with remains of the dead on Tuesday morning, them under snow, earth, me under hat, coat. February whispers between granite markers of faces gone. And along headstones of…

Death, Faith, Heaven, Memorization, Nature

Live Ready

1 Samuel 3:18 So Samuel told him everything, hiding nothing from him. Then Eli said, “He is the LORD; let him do what is good in his eyes.” Psalm 116:15…

Death, Heaven, Joy Dares, Love

Healed Release

I touch him before sleeping. In the dark at day’s end, I draw close, lay head on his chest, press ear to the soft sounds of life swooshing through him….