Tag Archives: help

In this new world

For the first time since nearly the beginning of time – this new world, that is – I slept until the alarm. Like my old life, I negotiated with God and hit the snooze. What a simple gesture – hitting … Continue reading

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To feel human

This morning, after my prayer time, I put on a necklace.I was surprised at how good it feltso I selected a bracelet and put that on, too.Then a couple rings.Nothing extravagant, just something normalin an age where nothing isand in … Continue reading

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Coronavirus loneliness and spiritual response

When you despair in loneliness, go deeperfor there is never loneliness in union © Meisaan Chan

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Brokenness and wholeness

Brokenness is the same as wholeness flipped over:Beginners love wholenessAdvanced love also brokennessloving the whole © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the rescuer

There once were four women in deep despair, as they had lost everything they loved from a menacing world. The first woman said, “All is lost. Nothing is left. There is nowhere to go from here.” And she perished. The … Continue reading

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Strange coronavirus gratitude

What a strange time to be alive.We are a snow globe, shaken hard:In the blizzard but anchoredand eventually the snow will settle –that is why the tiny world is glued down,meant to withstand hard shaking © Meisaan Chan

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Overflowing help in the wasteland

Over and over I confronted the wastelandand over and over I screamed to you for help –not once did you fail or even delay,deluge of rescue, salvation, and supportpoured into my lappoured until I could no longer holdpoured until flowing … Continue reading

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