Blanchard What if… someone had cut down the cross before it.was.finished; that earth-shaking, soulchain-breaking echo lost… what if?   Who am I, then to bury my hands (hide them) in pockets deep before carrying the dank, rank soil of shame? Even such waste decomposed can grow a flower.   jfig   4/17 Brokenness and shame, words that are now […]

fringe in Gennesaret: a trilogy

The Fringe in Gennesaret   Recognition “After they had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret.  When the people recognized Jesus, the news of his arrival spread quickly throughout the whole area, and soon people were bringing all their sick to be healed.  They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of […]

One duck…

  I thought it would rain this morning… but at bus time, the clouds folded in, holding their breath, for one duck. One duck, center stage, danced across the canvas of the morning, the clouds holding their applause, while he plowed a wake. We – woman, man,  child- so want to make a difference; our […]