TOBI BENTON

 

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I am just a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.          Mother Teresa

Give My Son a Rose

Dear Son, What did you say they called it at church – Sexruary? When they presented the young women with roses and told them they were so valuable and no man could ever honor and love them like God. When they intimated men were less valuable for holiness, purity, and…

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To Become a Child

If we were fortunate to begin in the cocoon of human love, If ours was a beginning in security, safety, and peace, We experienced a glimpse of Eden.  We have memory returning points, little anchors fastening us to a living path, because tragedy and suffering has become our common exile…

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That They May Be One

I have always wondered why so many Christians are compelled to teach other Christians who practice different expressions of our faith the “error” of their ways. I grew up with my feet in the mighty river of the catholic Church, catholic meaning universal. I spent a few formative years attending…

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On Flourishing in Shallow Soil

For I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God”   19 days until 2017 begins.  In a year that began with January’s daily writings, I have found my voice here only seven other times. I have wondered at my linear state, my common comfort of measuring…

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Where Are You?

When they heard the sound of God strolling in the garden in the evening breeze, the Man and his Wife hid in the trees of the garden, hid from God.  God called to the Man: “Where are you?”  He said, “I heard you in the garden and I was afraid…

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