Laurie Gudim

The Persistent Widow

Belonging.  I am of the personality type where belonging is one of my highest values, maybe the highest one.  And, you know, belonging to the church is the best kind of belonging there is.  It’s pretty remarkable.  We’re here together doing something powerful.  We’re in this mystical relationship with one another, with God at the …

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Thank You

Yesterday I caught myself turning away without looking.  There were two resplendent fall trees side by side, lit by honeyed sunlight – a glorious display of artistry and magic by no one less than God.  I had to stop myself, take a breath, and just gaze.  The deep, almost purple splashes of pointy leaves of …

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Gazing

Today the clouds have settled over the hills like a hen on her nest.  Rain and cold heal the sun-blistered earth.  In the broody gray landscape splashes of yellow flowers and the slippery sheen of a naked buck rail fence light my heart.  “Look through my eyes and see your world as I see it,” …

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Psalm 139

by Laurie Gudim In Psalm 139 the psalmist speaks the deepest understanding of my heart.  I am sought out and known by my beloved God, accompanied in all my journeys and companioned in all my most dark moments.  She has known me from the earliest moments in my mother’s womb and knit me together in …

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