I have always been a writer.  For most of my life I haven’t written for people to read.  I put pen to paper because I was made in the image of a God who used words to call this world into existence, and He used words to call me to Himself.  Before I was formed in my mother’s womb He breathed into me a mind and heart for reading and writing.  Out of all the talents He could have given He chose a spirit that yearns to take twenty-six symbols and turn them over and over again into pages of what I’ve never considered an ordinary story.  Once in a while, when I would let them slip out into the universe, people told me what I wrote was a gift and asked me if I would please do it more.   I’m just now barely brave enough to put my name on it.

 

 

 

Shame and Gratitude. A Dan Post

Shame and Gratitude. A Dan Post“I was usually filled with a sense of something like shame until I’d remember that wonderful line of Blake’s-that we are here to endure the beams of love-and I would take a long deep breath and force these words out of my strangulated throat: ‘Thank you.'”-Anne Lamott Over the past thirteen years of unrelenting hard […] Read more...

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"Start with the soul and perhaps the temporal gifts I want to exercise will have their chance; and if they do not, I have the best in my hands already, the only thing really needed.  God must be in all my work."  --Flannery O'Connor

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5 Comments on Shame and Gratitude. A Dan Post

  1. Sheryl and Greg
    October 18, 2020 at 5:45 pm (1 month ago)

    Beautiful words! Thank You for being faithful. We love you dearly!
    Mom and Dad Roberts

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  2. Lori Jean Whitaker
    October 18, 2020 at 6:17 pm (1 month ago)

    Love you all so very much. You live grace upon grace upon grace.

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  3. Caroll Aleshire
    October 18, 2020 at 7:50 pm (1 month ago)

    Continuing to pray for physical needs and for financial needs to be met! God has used you and your family to work in the hearts of many!

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  4. Elke Doherty
    October 18, 2020 at 11:05 pm (1 month ago)

    Dan, so beautifully written. So honest, so real, so relatable. Nothing means more than to hear how God has met His children’s needs like this. Your family is always in our thoughts and prayers. I also love the partnership between you and Monica and your love for your girls.
    ~The Dohertys

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  5. JUNE
    October 19, 2020 at 10:58 am (1 month ago)

    I was meditating today on 2 Cor 1:3-4, you and your family are faithful examples of this promise. God bless that man who wrote to you, and God bless you, Dan, for your sweet care of your family. God will provide.

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