Monday, July 1, 2019

Fight Club

That title won't make sense.

I've practiced editing my words (read: whittled away) until there's little left to sharpen.

This happened:

Customer:  I'm wondering if you'll take less for this.
Me:  No, that's a great, fair price.
Customer:  I know it is, but I want to get it for a kid whose mom died.

People everywhere are angry.
I'm finding it easier and easier to understand why.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

I Give Up

Having served with my church's thrift shop ministry for as long as I have, I've learned some things about giving things up.

Sometimes it's easy.
Sometimes it's other people's stuff, and
There's no struggle at all in
Letting it go.

Sometimes it's crushing.
Sometimes you've been holding it for so long that
You can hardly tell where you end and
It begins.

This time of year,
Whether the reason is spring cleaning or
The season of Lent,
People are giving up their things.

I'm not an expert in any field, but
I'm always aiming to learn,
Always hoping to be teachable, and
I have asked to be taught a new thing.

Church folk ask one another:
What are you giving up for Lent?
I don't know if this is a correct answer, but
I am giving up my life.

Do with it
what you will.