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Author: Marilyn Elliott

Gardening my Life

Gardening my life It is now evident the plan is not moving forward. When I dug up my overgrown garden last fall I intended to hire a landscaper and design something less random, plan for

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Ode to a Virtuous Woman

Ode to a Virtuous Woman Proverbs 31 At the time Proverbs 31 was written, virtue was a trait solely assigned to men. Women were not considered to have the strength of character or capacity of

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Virgin Mary Models a Life of Prayer

Luke 1:26-38 Mary is the first. She leads the procession of Christian believers who will one day accept Jesus into their hearts, as we say it. Mary is the first. She accepts Jesus and invites

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Following our Anxieties

” Most of us follow our anxieties most of the time,” is what he said. I didn’t hear anything else in the conversation. I was stabbed by his words. Could it possibly be true? I

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Everyday Advent – prayer

Luke 1:26-38 Mary is the first. She leads the procession of Christian believers who will one day accept Jesus into their heart, as we say it. Mary is first. She accepts Jesus to lay His

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Becoming Story

A story is time itself, boxed and compressed. It is the briefest entertainment and simulacrum of real life, which is big and messy and requires a strange kind of endurance. The story is stylized for

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Names and Labels

If you were to see a person wearing a lapel pin that said “Americans for Reform” what would you assume that person valued, believed, and perhaps, voted for? I was in Washington D.C. this past

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The Masterpiece

“Every day is a masterpiece, even when it crushes you,” voices the blind woman on page 66 of Simon van Booy’s book, The  Illusion of Separateness.  I went to the public library on Saturday morning

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Hope for Detroit?

There’s trouble in Detroit city. Trouble with a capital “T“. The government is bankrupt. Crime is up. Policing is backlogged. Average price of a home is $7,000. Nope. Not kidding. 64% of the city is

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