Poetry: Milton – When I consider how my light is spent

When I consider how my light is spent,   Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,   And that one talent which is death to hideLodged with me useless, though my soul more bentTo serve therewith my Maker, and present   My true account, lest He returning chide;   "Doth God exact day-labor, light denied?"I fondly ask. But Patience, to …

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Poetry: Rossetti – In the Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak mid-winterFrosty wind made moan;Earth stood hard as iron,Water like a stone;Snow had fallen, snow on snow,Snow on snow,In the bleak mid-winterLong ago. I know very few poems by Christina Rossetti, but her winter and Christmas poems and songs have found a special place in my heart, and this one more than most. …

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Poetry: Shakespeare – Sonnet 73

"This thou perceiv’st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long." Let us love well and rejoice in these days that we have while we walk them, taking in stride all that the seasons bring with them. #Sonnet73

A Story of Encouragement from a Neighbor

When I set out to write today, this isn’t what I had in mind, but I just received a call from a neighbor a few minutes ago. I don’t know her very well. Actually, I know barely anything about her other than 1) she’s my neighbor 2) I know her name 3) she drives a …

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This Little Light

"If this Jesus thing is so important to Christians, why aren't they obsessed with it?" "You shouldn't talk so much about the Bible and religious stuff. If I wanted to hear it, I would go to church!" I was listening to an old podcast this morning during which the host mentioned a couple of emails …

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