Monthly Archives: August 2015

Eyes like Doves?

My beloved is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand.  His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven.  His eyes are like doves by the water streams, washed in milk, mounted like jewels.  His … Continue reading

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When to Wait and When to Wander

I slept but my heart was awake. Listen! My beloved is knocking: “Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my flawless one. My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night.”  I have … Continue reading

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An Enclosed Spring

You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.  How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is … Continue reading

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Leaping Across Mountains

Listen! My beloved! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills.  My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice.  … Continue reading

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Eddying Out after Ecclesiastes

I finished the last water-related passage in Ecclesiastes yesterday and I am spending some time with my family this week so it seemed a good time to “eddy out”.  I was a little surprised by the lack of water references … Continue reading

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Remember Him

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”—   before the sun and the light and the moon and the … Continue reading

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Watch the Wind and Look to the Cloud

Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.   Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.   If clouds are full of water, they pour … Continue reading

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