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November 28, 2010


Lovely post. Thanks.

"Do you...."
"I renounce them."
"Do you...."
"I renounce them."

How could that not be powerful?

Shelley, it's totally powerful. I agree with you--that call and response. It's also really disjunctive and odd to me to ask a five year-old to cast out Satan though. I mean, my 3.5 year-old definitely has his super-Satanic moments, but I'm pretty sure that's not what the liturgy is referring to.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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