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Joseph And The Alchemy Of Suffering

Joseph provides a worthwhile case study in the transformative effects of suffering.  When sold into slavery at seventeen, Joseph was a callow young man who based his sense of security on the love of his father, whose favoritism actually put … Continue reading

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Waking Up In Terror (After Vern Rutsala)

Was I shot this time or carried up In a tornado and tossed along like A bale of hay, or was I shot to death By some horrible gang.  I can’t Remember, I think to myself as I find the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dream Work

Dream Work, by Mary Oliver Being at least somewhat of a fan of the author’s writing [1], I found this to be an intriguing if somewhat troubling book of poetry.  Oliver has a reputation as being a nature poet, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Shepherd Of Hermas

The Shepherd of Hermas, by Hermas It is hard to know what to think about this particular fragmentary book.  This particular edition of the book is about as no frills as one can imagine.  It features no introduction or foreword … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winning The Battle For The Night

Winning The Battle For The Night:  God’s Plan For Sleep, Dreams, and Revelation, by Faith Blatchford [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Chosen Books.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As someone whose troubles with sleep … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dream Vessel

Dream Vessel:  Navigating A Sea Of Prophecy, Dreams, And Visions, by Gail Andrea Naughton [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/WestBow Press.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This sort of book comes with all kinds … Continue reading

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On Caus Mieux Quand On Ne Dit Pas Causons

Last night I had one of my all too frequent nights of troubled dreams [1]. I dreamed that I was returning to the area of Central Florida where I grew up in the company of others, showing them around to … Continue reading

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Life Is But A Dream

Born in early 1600 of a family of mixed Cantabrian (Southern Italian) father and Flemish mother who were part of the Spanish nobility nonetheless during the Golden Age of Spanish drama, Pedro Calderón de la Barca is best known for … Continue reading

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Oh Lord When I Am Weary, When I Feel The Days I’m Living Are In Vain

At about 5 this morning, I awoke from my second troubling dream of the night. A vision of being trapped inside an unfurnished house with someone who often manages to be close to me because of our similar interests but … Continue reading

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In The Heat Of The Night

In his 1987 single “Heat Of The Night,” Bryan Adams sang a dark noir song about a terrible reckoning. The song became one of his more successful singles, a top ten hit [1]. Not long after this, from 1988 to … Continue reading

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