Monthly Archives: November 2014

Leaf Me Alone!

I raked leaves for the “last time” yesterday.  Which means that the wind will now blow 8,000,000 of the remaining 8,000,003 leaves on the 12,000 foot tall Guinness Book of World Records oak tree across the street into my yard. … Continue reading

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Even Jesus prayed to be spared the terrible trial that was before him on the eve of his arrest (Matthew 26:39).  Have you ever faced a situation you knew you must go through, yet hoped to find a way around?  … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 17

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Four: Melcarhassen (Continued) Previously: An ancient document predicted “the Time of an End and a New Beginning” when Two Strangers would choose between salvation or destruction. Now we … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 16

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Four: Melcarhassen Previously: Pondering Zack’s words about being from “another world,” the great bird Aviar realized that “the Time of an End and a New … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Death: An Irrational Joy

My mother died on Thanksgiving Day and I have never felt more joy in my life. Am I mad or merely cold-hearted? Neither. I was raised believing in Me and Mom and Dad. And that was pretty much it. God … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 15

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Three: Aviar (continued) Previously: After unwittingly sleeping in the nest of an immense bird named Aviar, Zack is discovered and pinned down by the creature. … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 14

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Three: Aviar (continued) Previously: Like her brother, Gina stood on the Map and promptly disappeared. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Zack slept like a stone. During the … Continue reading

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