Wednesday, April 30, 2008

At Rest

She didn't want a service, so we had a "processing meeting" at school. She was loved by everyone who knew her.

I saw her last Thursday--she was tired, so tired--but smiling, as usual. She was struggling with a painful physical illness, family drama--and just wanted to rest.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Someone sent me a text message yesterday--three words that turned off the sun:
She killed herself.
I called the number, barely, it took two tries for the shaking.
Yes, it's true. My friend is dead.

I called her best friend--"What are you telling me?"
Jesus, hold me, her pain is taking me down.

Hours and hours of weeping--
but for one, my friend--
smiling always as she faded
always smiling

5 Fear and trembling have beset me;
horror has overwhelmed me.
6 I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! .

I would fly away and be at rest-
7 I would flee far away

and stay in the desert;

Selah

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Filled with Spirit

Amen
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