Author Archives: 31 Croft Road

Slurping Christianity

  A friend sent this.  Its rawness focused me.  Stripped away:  No Senior Pastor, children’s ministry, choir, adult studies, divorcecare, coffee/doughnuts, jamming music; No arms to crawl in with, sharing of tears, patterned days, striving, surviving…. Been there?  It is … Continue reading

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The CD’s

1.  The STORY 2.  The WEDDING 3.  The MUSIC The grey sludge slurped out from under the moving tires as the late spring snow integrated the winter grunge.  Emma was driving home from school, having had another exhausting day with … Continue reading

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Noah’s Glow

There are days that simply swell a heart, bring a skin layered warmth.  Beyond expectations.  To have such a day visit refreshes as a first breath breaking water. Thankfully filling. Recitals are common place.  Happen everywhere, from youth to adult, … Continue reading

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Amy

She came into my life mid stream.  She was just leaving her origin.  For me, she categorizes an 8.  That was before our first date.  After, she was off the chart. I was struck by her simple beauty, yes, but … Continue reading

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Joe

I met Joe, oh, maybe five years ago.  I was driving in from Minnesota to meet some chums from my Penn days.  Driving with layovers in places I could rest for a while.  I wanted to see some more of … Continue reading

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Secured Love

Received a text from friend.  “Want to get together at Cassidy’s ( Hinckley MN) 5:00 p.m. on 2/12/17 ?”  I saw the group listing.   My amigos, my life long Pards, who God put in my way and I have … Continue reading

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Finding Common Ground

Have not hear rhetoric so heated for a long time.  Fabric being ripped and the soul of a country being tested.  If you saw the movie Deliverance, you know the ending. There was sunshine…in an uncommon place, when least expected.

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