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Day 23: Fight the Darkness

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  Rachel: birthing Benjamin Madeleine L’Engle   Fight the darkness. Fight. Let the night not rise. Push the shadows back with tearless eyes. Fight the darkness. Bright is the loving heart pierced by the sword of light, thrusting the darkness back. Let night not rise. Fight the darkness. Start the fear-filled fight. Love is the one surprise that startles the …

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Day 10 – It Is Worth It

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  Day 1 – Go Out Into the Wild Day 2 – Links To the Wilderness Day 3 – The Freedom of My Mind Day 4 – Songs for Saturday Day 5 – Self-Care Sunday Day 6 – #Ferguson Day 7 – Links for Anti-Racism Work Day 8 – The Way the World Works Day 9 – Introducing Structural Racism …

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Courageous Lives Are Being Lived

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“We live in a world which has become too complex to unravel; there is nothing we can do about it, we little people who don’t have big government posts or positions of importance.  But I believe that the Kingdom is built on the little things that all of us do.” – Madeleine L’Engle   It is hard for me to …

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Carpe the Hell Out of Your Diem

In Church by Caris Adel22 Comments

  I was really depressed Saturday night.  I talked to myself like you shouldn’t talk to people. This is a battle, a war. And the casualties could be your hearts and souls. And then I had a glass of wine, and I got pissed.  I got a baseball bat and I broke some wine glasses that had some symbolism to …

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A Resurrected Faith

In Church by Caris Adel5 Comments

  I have become like one who has no strength, lost among the dead. Will your loving-kindness be declared in the grave? Will your wonders be known in the dark?   Sometimes you don’t know how close to death you were until you’ve been pulled out of the grave.  I’ve spent a long time in the darkness, working out my …

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One Word 2014

In Miscellaneous by Caris Adel15 Comments

Darkness. I’m not sure exactly why.  It actually came about in a slightly prophetic way, which freaks me out, because I am just so burnt out on that kind of stuff.  Someone had a word, and it resonated. And then I got an anonymous postcard in the mail that completely fits me. So…darkness it is.  The darkness of life, the …