Holding the cup of sorrow & joy

Henri Nouwen has a beautiful little book titled, Can You Drink the Cup? that gets to the core of human experience in a tender and true way.  His driving sentiment, that we all must aspire to hold, lift, and drink the cup of salvation that is our lives, is one that speaks so directly to the individual … Continue reading Holding the cup of sorrow & joy

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From a narrow vantage

From a narrow vantage I sit, watching her brown feet hammer across hot sand like an upright crab dancing across shells. I think she is a sweet date with no wrinkles, her saggy swimsuit a mere adult artifact she graciously dons -- its ruffles and hearts nothing more than the coded language of the times.   … Continue reading From a narrow vantage