Author: Diane W. Bailey

lessons mom never shared

Storm clouds roll in thick, billowy and dark, blowing small branches and leaves across the field of wildflowers where butterflies make their habitat, laying flat the flowers and thicket on which they find their life and breath. One butterfly frail and tattered lays exhausted on a bed of dry leaves; and, I begin to pray for its life, for healing and strength.    The life of one so beautiful is but two full years; and, then they are gone.  Just a breath and they are gone.  And of these beauties of life, few are eternal. And, I am contemplating my...

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is the Church blessing God?

Heat dances from the asphalt, giving solid objects the illusion of swaying under July’s burning heat.  Hydrangea bushes, all purple and pink, dot the landscape of homes and churches. Driving down the road, I begin to count all the churches – One, Two, Three…Ten, Eleven.  Eleven churches in a mile and a half drive, and something in my stomach tightens. We have spent so much money, here in the Untied States on bricks and mortar.  Each Sunday we dress in our best, drink coffee with those we love, hear a sermon, have a Sunday School lesson, and go home;...

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