Monthly Archives: March 2015

An Ordinary Man?

“Jesus frightens me, I’m just an ordinary man, and sometimes I think he’s not an ordinary man. And, yet…no, it’s more as if he were the only ordinary man and rest of us were just pretending to be human.” -from … Continue reading

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Wounded pride. Without it there would be no killing, no wars. We all have it, and we’ve all been wounded. We may only respond with angry words, but angry words are the seeds of violence. (Matthew 5:22) ~from The Wishing … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 46

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eleven: …and Found (Continued) Previously: Zack and Aviar sought the pixies’ help in locating Zack’s sister Gina.  Meanwhile, Gina, had awakened in a cave with … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 45

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eleven: …and Found (Continued) Previously: Zack continued to search for his sister Gina, while she herself sought the help of a haughty pixie princess… ⇔ … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know I Could Have Learned in Sunday School (But Didn’t)

Connecting With God, Part 4 (To read Part 1, click here) If I’d gone to Sunday School, I’d probably have memorized Bible verses. But I didn’t. Heck, I’d only been to church twice: The first time, I slept over at my cousins’ … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 44

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Eleven: …and Found Previously: Zack learned that his sister had been spotted in the Frengan Light Forest. So he and his immense raptor friend Aviar … Continue reading

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Standing in God’s Footprint

Connecting With God, Part 3 (To read Part 1, click here) When I was a kid, one of my favorite comic strips showed an astronaut radioing back to Earth, “Nope, no signs of life”–while standing in an immense footprint that … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 43

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Ten: Lost… (Continued) Previously: Gina escaped in disgrace from the village of Rennou, but then lost her way. Meanwhile, Zack and Aviar had failed in their … Continue reading

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What’s Worse?

What’s worse: Letting others down, or letting yourself down? We celebrate in public. But when we fail…we go home. ~from The Wishing Map, Episode 42

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The Wishing Map 42

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Ten: Lost… (Continued) Previously: After being mistakenly celebrated as a great warrior princess and given a mansion to live in, Gina was exposed by blackmailers. … Continue reading

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