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A Therapist Queries His Wife, A Pianist, About Silence (poem)

A Therapist Queries His Wife, A Pianist, About Silence (poem)

A Therapist Queries His Wife, a Pianist, About Silence J. Marshall Jenkins (for Wanda, Valentine's Day 2024) When musicians talk, what do you say about the silence between the notes? Is it like the silence between us as we sleep and eat or as we segue from talking...

Hope From Grief: A Reflection on Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones

Hope From Grief: A Reflection on Ezekiel in the Valley of Dry Bones

Read Ezekiel 37:1-14 Hope and Prophecy Grief is natural and necessary. A flesh wound heals with its inevitable pain, bleeding, scabbing, and scarring. It is neither pretty nor comfortable before the wound disappears or we adapt to it. Just so with grief’s angry...

Why I Believe in Eternal Life

Why I Believe in Eternal Life

Several months before my father’s death, I wrote this piece to ease his worries as he sensed the time approaching. It turned out to be my most widely-read post.

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