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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Missing – 19 May 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

This poem entitled “Missing,” which is about death and immortality, is from a book of religious poetry published in 1926:


When the anxious hearts say “Where?”
He doth answer “In My care.”

“Is it life or is it death?”
“Wait,” He whispers. “Child, have faith!”

“Did they need love’s tenderness?”
“Is there love like Mine to bless?”

“Were they frightened at the last?”
“No, the sting of death is past.”

“Did a thought of ‘Home-Love’ rise?”
“I looked down thro’ Mother-eyes.”

“Saviour, tell us, where are they?”
“In My keeping, night and day.”

“Tell us, tell us, how it stands.”
“None shall pluck them from My Hands.”

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