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Here we are, Lord,
slung between death and resurrection.
Suspended in the moment between
the blank page and the final word
the desperate argument and the forgiving embrace
the pink slip and the new offer
the last tear and the first smile
the diagnosis and the treatment plan
the caught breath and the exhale.
Here we are, Lord,
waiting for you.
Amen.


Jennifer Garrison Brownell serves as pastor at Vancouver United Church of Christ in Vancouver, Washington.  She contributed to the Revgals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit and is the author of the not-really-about-a-triathlon memoir Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath. She blogs at There Is a River.


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