Once Again

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Once Again

“Once again” is my favorite failure
keeping its promise to return.
“Once again” is starting over,
trusting God when I don’t trust myself,
giving in to hope
instead of giving up,
granting grace to this heart
that easily focuses on failure
once again
finding freedom
by practicing the positive things
that can’t prevent disaster,
but protect me from defeat.



About the Author:

I never have found a box that fits me, so I follow Jesus into the wild. My husband, Bud, and I are two life-long hippies, parents of four grown children, and live in Bartlett, TN, with six cats, two dogs, and no TV. We are voracious readers and have loaded bookshelves in every room in the house except the kitchen and bathrooms. As a wordsmith, I write in long-hand everyday and use a computer by necessity. I am part of an eclectic group of Jesus-followers called Outlaw Preachers and have a passion for prison ministry. I am also an advocate for middle-aged and senior women, and anyone who suffers from depression. My musical tastes include Stevie Ray Vaughn, Joni Mitchell, old scratchy-record blues, and the great classical sacred choral works. One other thing: dark chocolate and garlic are major food groups, but not together.

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