Author Archives: artechoes

Snow Drifts

by Linda Barrett   Kind and gentle the snow falls Drifting into what is now. A world of brown fallen leaves and winter bleakness Cold barren trees Stand erect against the gray sky and gathering snow. White on black, black … Continue reading

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The Potter’s Work

Sometimes the potter’s work is very messy. Pounding. Probing. Dizzying. Painfully slow. Hot. But his work is also sure as he moves with every turn on the wheel to create a vessel he’s envisioned—a vessel that’s useful and beautiful in … Continue reading

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Time to Rest, Read, and Regroup

I’m at the beach (or was when I wrote this). It’s not any ordinary beach. It’s the section of glorious seashore known among southern Americans as 30-A. It’s a wide stretch of sugar-white shore line, aqua and blue and/or green … Continue reading

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“Kintsugied”

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in…Leonard Cohen Today, I was overcome with a fit of melancholy—regretting some of the avoidance techniques I used … Continue reading

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Raymond Loves Linda

The other day my husband and I decided to pressure wash our porch and sidewalk. The driveway was a lost cause; we decided to wait on that. The day was perfect—just warm enough to keep from getting too cool in … Continue reading

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Lazarus–A Rehearsal for the Main Event?

I love the story of Lazarus for multiple reasons. For instance, it demonstrates that God’s timing isn’t always ours. He waited and waited and waited. He put off going until he received a “go-ahead” from the Father. (I only do … Continue reading

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G.A.P. s – God Appointed Partings and Vinaigrette

God is moving, and I’m sad. Please don’t misunderstand me; I’m thrilled that God is up to something new. His kingdom is moving forward, and His sovereign will is being accomplished. I just don’t happen to like the particulars. Two … Continue reading

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