Monthly Archives: November 2014

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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Are Christians Hypocrites?

“I don’t go to church because churches are full of hypocrites!” This is an increasingly common sentiment. But is it true? Are churches full of hypocrites? Duh. Are AA meetings full of alcoholics? I’m a Christian, though I rarely use … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 13

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Three: Aviar (continued) Previously: Saved from what had seemed certain death, Zack fell asleep on a mountaintop. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Once Gina got over her … Continue reading

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