RSSArchive for April, 2017

Apr

30

Before Jacob’s Well

Before Jacob’s Well Sitting before Jacob’s well the Samaritan woman is His vessel to fill… water that will spring into Life Everlasting. Jesus with nothing to draw asks the woman to “give Me to drink,” He would draw her devotion, her worship, her all from the well of her soul. He would save her with […]

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Apr

26

Diet Soda

Diet Soda aspartame is composed of two amino acids, aspartic acid and phenylalanine…aspartic acid is the 2nd most common amino acid in the brain, is one of two amino acids with an acidic ph and has excitatory properties; phenylalanine is a precursor of dopa (caution anyone with phenylketonuria or that tendency)… sodium benzoate was shown […]

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Apr

24

Standing on the Promises

Standing on the Promises (on the news a boy in Queens survives seventeen story fall) Mother tells me I’m five but I’ve been around. I know I’m older I watch the news and chew my nails…. sirens in Queens Drug busts on the Island… flames pour out of windows in Brooklyn… Blacks in Crown Heights […]

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Apr

19

Fishing Without a Line

Fishing without a Line At about eight leave your mother tapping a cigarette onto her plate at the table, her sacred cats strutting a kaleidoscopic choreograph of color, fur and smoke, fat cats’ asses in your face, cat smells abound, under, around and over yours that you detest, you’re supposed to change their pans, you […]

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Apr

16

Living, Hypothetically

Living, Hypothetically Eating a banana in the back seat of a taxi aiming for the East river, the peel and brown stump land where birds in tones of gray have a brief field day on walk making jungle noises scratching concrete. My hat fall to the floor from the throw, where it lays. Viet Nam, […]

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Apr

11

The Master of the Universe, Almighty God

in Joshua 10… when Joshua asks God to stop the sun, there was a long day, according to the Bible, about a whole additional day of daylight… this is amazing…. Herodotus, perhaps the greatest non-Biblical historian, examining records of Egyptian priests, noted that they recorded a “long day,” about twice the normal length of a […]

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Apr

11

For the Good of All

For the Good of All Calling Lazarus up from the land of the dead, out of his cave was the last straw for Caiaphas whose ear ached to hear this news. His dread was that these ignorant peasants actually believed this carpenter was Messiah with power to perform wonders. What will the Romans do with […]

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Apr

2

Climbing The Trestle Wall

Climbing the Trestle Wall The pool in the creek below deep with lethargic suckers in water weeds and trout inactive in mid-day heat but elusive, sitting, sitting still till you get close and darting past, unable to get your hold on fast. Going up the spilling concrete wall sometimes you slide down its side and […]

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