(x = space)

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believe when things are bad

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it’s a naïve message,

I suppose

I thought about it during

Bible study,

which was

about assurance

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an assurance

that things will go bad

even as

a season entered,

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but God is there

and we should be as well

(we should

show up)

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believing is a practice

a practice of

a presence,

Brother Lawrence

might say

in church,

the pastor showed

a picture of

Where’s Waldo?

and I thought

we were

supposed to wonder

where God is

in that;

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but I understand that

God is there,

all over

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and the question is,

Where are we?

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good agnostication

sharp skepticism

I hope

that we have more

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along with

our petitions in the

practice

of the season

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c l couch

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Psalm 121, a psalm of assurance

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Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

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Rainy Water

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