Tag Archives: longing

I Miss the World

I grew up near the beach in Southern California. Honestly, I didn’t go all that often once I grew up. But the moment we moved away, I missed it. I missed knowing I could. This pandemic has made me feel … Continue reading

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Best Vacation Ever?

It was Easter morning, the first time I’d ever decided to “get up and go to church.” I wasn’t sure I belonged, but when the preacher said, “He is risen” I joined in on the reply, “He is risen indeed!” … Continue reading

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God, Are You There?

Connecting With God The trajectory of my life is toward God. Now. But it wasn’t always. My first few decades were spent racing in the opposite direction. I was raised a practical atheist, by which I mean God was simply … Continue reading

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Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part Two

My journey from atheism to faith To read Part One click here. I began to think of my longing for God as a hunger for a flavor that didn’t exist. Which seemed odd. But there was one example of such … Continue reading

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Windows

Few objects are so suffused with meaning. They’re seldom “just windows.” They are symbols of the past or of the future. Of possibilities, or missed opportunities. They taunt us with freedom. Or separate the unruly world outside from the neat … Continue reading

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How To Drive a Writer Crazy

Originally posted on Seeking Divine Perspective:
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also                                     to the interests…

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Restless

I have but one longing that can never be fully satisfied, my longing for you, Lord. And yet, paradoxically, while it is the only thing I can never fully possess in this life, it is the only thing that gives … Continue reading

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The Ugly Time

I used to consider late autumn with its leafless trees and sullen skies the ugly time But then I grew up and came to understand its barren beauty how it saw the loss and longing in me and sent its moons … Continue reading

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Displaced Poet

My Featured Blogger this week is the wonderful Sarah M. Zang (a.k.a. S.M. Zang), who maintains multiple blog sites, one for her own poetry, and others for a broad community of modern writers. Sarah is an indomitable champion of other … Continue reading

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Welcome to Falltumn!

The most conflicted season of the year, autumn, a.k.a. fall, begins today in my hemisphere. Although you wouldn’t know it since much of North America is currently experiencing record highs and record lows. But then, it’s the conflicted season. Eventually … Continue reading

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