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In the Cells and Sinews

In the Cells and Sinews

Are you here, God? I wondered, lifting the dumbbells up over my head. I can’t feel you. I feel only embarrassment. I looked around at the others in the exercise class: all younger and stronger. “Of course, I’m here, Sparrow,” God whispered into...
Don’t Worry. Everything Will Be Okay.

Don’t Worry. Everything Will Be Okay.

Years ago, after my marriage failed and I was raising my four children on my own, I went to sleep, exhausted. Hours later, something roused me from my dreams. I sat up, wiping the sleep from my eyes. My friend Kenny sat on the edge of the bed, smiling. To say I was...
Dominion

Dominion

I hammered a new birdbath into the flowerbed in the garden. A hummingbird sat on the fence wire, watching. “This is for you, my little friend,” I said and smiled. “But you’ll have to share with the bees and butterflies,” The hummingbird...
Don’t Ever Stop

Don’t Ever Stop

“With so many of us talking at you, do your ears ever get tired, God?” I asked after a rather long prayer I had offered up. “Never,” He answered. “Your voices are part of the threads that knit creation.” “That’s an...
I Heard Heaven

I Heard Heaven

I used my foot to push the shovel into the mound of wood chips. They lifted up quite easily and fell into the wheelbarrow with a gentle thump. A hawk circling overhead, viewing the dinner menu of the field, cried out. I looked up to marvel at his magnificence. Turning...