Swept Clean

We have all seen what a new broom looks like; straight, clean with long bristles to pick up the dirt, attached to a smooth and strong round wooden handle. All in all, a great instrument for cleaning and getting all the needed jobs accomplished. Now compare that to the old …

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Slave Collar

Johnny Cash once sent me an old slave collar from Jamaica.  It hangs over my desk. It hangs there like an evil thing, this curve of iron that round some slave’s neck curled and snapped . . . the slave long past, his collar worn rib-thin, rigid in rust as …

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OLD BROOM – NEW BROOM

            Casting all your cares upon him; for he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 I once was full of self, and proud Just like a Pharisee, Until one day, quite by surprise, I caught a glimpse of me.                                  Hawthorne We have all seen what a new broom looks …

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