Still you

It will still be you All those months from now When life stops handing you lemons And hands you flowers instead. You. No other version of you Will magically appear- Counting blessings And being gracious. No The same you With a greater taste for bitter lemonade Than a nose for smelling roses, That is the […]

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The new workaholic

May be harder to spotBecause she’s working from home.She doesn’t wear office slacks as muchAnd her bed is closerThan it’s ever been,Yet don’t be surprisedIf somehow, sleep still escapes herBecause of work.She may be spending less timeAt the officeWhich theoretically free us up the timeShe would have spent commuting,But she’s been in virtual meetingsAll day […]

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‘Are we there yet?’

In some ways 2021Is harder than 2020.Its not the heavy downpour,But the slow, unrelenting dripThat wears us down in the end.Life before the pandemicSeems increasingly distantAnd much simpler in a sad wayBecause it didn’t feelThat way at the time.And it seems unclearIf this generationWill be bound to always have An impending sense of doomLooking over […]

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Us and them

The line of good and evil Runs through Each human being, Not between us. Not between the vaccinated And the unvaccinated Between believers And the non-believers Between the haves And the have nots. There are no humans Incapable of serious evil, And each one has access to the necessary Faculties for virtuous living. The idea […]

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Running out of juice

Will the fountain of inspirationEver run dry?Is there a limit that God has setOn the ideas a person can have?Projects we can attempt?Is there a cap to human potential?The obvious answer is no.But we often live as thoughIt were otherwise,As though the good thing you had goingWhich was ruined by the pandemicIs the last good […]

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Instant messaging

Doesn’t mean Instant responses Should be demanded Or endless availability Expected. Being online Doesn’t obligate a person To to giving you their attention, And them seeing a message Is not the same as Being ready to respond to it. The promise of instant messaging Is that a message Can be drafted on one device And […]

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It’s not the Olympics

It’s life.For most of us,We typically don’t spend years of targeted trainingFor specific events in the future thatCulminate in highly dramatic moments whenOur well thought out preparationMeets situations we have anticipatedAnd even rehearsed.Life itself is a curve ball.We may have imaginedWhat might happenIf a global pandemic broke outBut none of us were preparedTo live through […]

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Watching the wind

God called manTo be stewards of His creationTo name the animals He madeTo inhabit the earth He createdTo be sowers of seed-Not watchers of windNor foretellersOf what will succeedAnd what will fall to pieces.There’s something aboutSowing seedThat demands trust.For every crop that has everBeen producedWe have only sown the seed,And done our best to nurture […]

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People

Are the strangest beings on the planet. We love them at our own peril For in the end we find our hearts In the hands of flawed humans With hands just as clumsy as ours, Just as capable of hurt And tyranny And the stuff of heart break. People Are the strangest beings on the […]

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Seeds in the desert

Sowing seed in the desert Sometimes it just gets a little too much.Too much self-sabotageToo many losses to the pandemicToo much disruption to your lifeToo many self-inflicted wounds.Whether its your own faultOr you just find yourself caughtIn a chaotic time in history,It feels like the ground is too dryFor food to growAnd your throat is […]

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