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A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

We live inside the envelope of our senses.  Our grasp of reality is limited by what we can see, hear,…

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The Last Day We Hugged Each Other

I started counting the days since anyone had touched me: back in March, a friend hugged me good-bye. The day before my world collapsed. At least we hugged each other. What day was that? No idea. What month, then? March. That was March. Then April came. The churches closed. This was … June? July? What day is it? What month is it? At least I know the year.

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The song the Father sings

Many years ago, I was preparing to speak at a women’s conference, the topic of which was strengthening our Christian friendships. About two days before my talk — I was just putting a few finishing touches on it — I suddenly started to get this nagging feeling that I was to include a section on loneliness. It would take some reworking.

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