Got Superpowers?

wonder woman

I’ve been ruminating on the concept of  superpowers for a while now.  I’m not talking about nation states considered to be the mightiest of them all, but the human traits that can produce miraculous changes in people’s lives. This week (it had to be the week when I planned to write on superpowers!!) some bloggers … Read More


A father’s love

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“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham Yesterday marked four years since my dad died.  Sometimes it seems like I’ve been under a long, unending fog since that signal day.  Other times, the wound is fresh and gaping, … Read More


The goodness of God

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We should be astonished at the goodness of God, Stunned that He should bother to call us by name, Our mouths wide open at His love, Bewildered that at this very moment We are standing on holy ground.   Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel How deep the Father’s love for us:  The Creator bestowing all … Read More


First love

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You loved us from the get-go You shaped us lovingly from nothing Into something that you could gaze at and say “That was very good!” Your masterpiece The very first love   And though we screwed it up and had to run for cover You made a plan B, always with our destiny in mind … Read More