Author Archives: Amber Joy Leffel

Mattering to People

I can try to develop a resolve for writing, and getting written.  And I do try.  And I just make paragraphs small and regularly-spaced, “enter enter,” new thought, new thought, add silence for emphasis.   Eh.   So I’m writing. … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Amos 5

Amos 5:4-5, 8, 14-15 “For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel: ‘Seek me and live; but do not seek Bethel, and do not enter Gilgal or cross over to Beersheba; for Gilgal shall surely go into exile, … Continue reading

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Artists From O Brother, Where Art Thou? Get Back Together!

Oh my. What wonder. Now this really fills my heart with joy. That old movie that brought our hearts in by its music — and threw along the old humor and good-natured crime-committin’* –O Brother, Where Art Thou? brought us … Continue reading

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“Help Me, Lord; I’m Feelin’ Low.”

It’s a gray day out there. A gray, gray day and so much fog in my heart.  And in my head.  (And I’m double-tapping the spacing between my sentences because my mother told me to.) It started off not-so-well.  I … Continue reading

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Stay.

“‘Stay’ is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary” (Louisa May Alcott), says the cardboard attached to my door. And all around me… No one is staying. This summer, I get to live here, on campus, as part of the … Continue reading

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coming out of the winter…

thank You for not always giving me what i want. thank You for knowing what is best. thank You for always giving me what i want (‘what i really really want’). thank You for being kind. thank You for loving … Continue reading

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