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Outside looking in

A friend and I have been discussing a contemporary classic novel often assigned to middle school-aged children. We’ve touched on how the themes and characters were developed, how those themes and storylines would be understood by the younger reader, and … Continue reading

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Speakers

Growing up, my parents listened to the oldies station which played 50s, 60s, and early 70s music. The volume would increase depending on the song playing and a lot of singing occurred as we went about our tasks. As I … Continue reading

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Speak up

It is time to come clean. I am grasping at things lately. Trying to stretch one hour into two, trying to make six hours of sleep work like eight. I believe the expression is, burning the candle at both ends. … Continue reading

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the T-word

In this age of making our opinions known, the concept of Truth being the final answer has become undesirable. It is better to use emotional triggers, straw man defenses, red herring approaches, anything that can divert someone from the Truth. … Continue reading

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peace by piece

In the last couple of weeks precious, priceless people in my life have had their lives shattered by emotional brokenness or irreparable loss. While I have been praying for them and those involved, I have been lifting up a prayer … Continue reading

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orphaned no more

When someone is described as being an orphan, the image of someone without parents, protection, a home, or security immediately comes to mind. A small child in tattered rags, no shoes, often in a third world country surrounded by squalor … Continue reading

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the pursuit

In college I studied literature and I would absorb it like a dry sponge. ┬áMy professor, Dr. Graddy, taught Renaissance and Victorian literature and often would read passages aloud to help us hear the richness of the verse. The Collar┬áby … Continue reading

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this but not that

The camps continue to beat their drums on our news feeds. “We stand for this” or “We would never stand for that.” It seems that absolutes are all the rage lately, it makes me want to push the mute button … Continue reading

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Who Cares?

I’m sitting on my couch watching the news coverage of the hostage standoff in Paris. Wavering between tears and prayers for the situation. A country half a world away rocked by sorrow, uncertainty, fear, and what seems a never ending … Continue reading

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Treasures

I am not a shopper by nature; I don’t buy things on a whim– unless it’s chocolate. However, my weakness is thrift stores. I love the discovery of “old things” that someone else has discarded. The world may have said … Continue reading

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