Monthly Archives: October 2015

Is Halloween Evil?

Video posted below Is Halloween evil? No. We are. Evil lives in people, not in things (Romans 3:23). People are, to use the classical term, sinful. But it’s easier (and less convicting) to focus on things. Many point to the pagan traditions behind Christmas and Easter, … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 103

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-One: “Hey-fah for the Sea!” (Continued) Previously: Gina and Zack confessed that they’d come to Ismara in search of the lost Revealer, first of the … Continue reading

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A Halloween Blessing

Hey, it happens.

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The Wishing Map 102

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-One: “Hey-fah for the Sea!” Previously: Gina was given a sword with which to smite her “true enemy.” ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ As they stepped onto … Continue reading

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Hillary Quits!

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2016 (United Press Irrational) –  “Apparently it takes a village to read my damn emails!” shouted former Secretary of State and current Secretary of Defensiveness Hillary Clinton, at a press conference this morning, where she announced her … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 101

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued) Previously: The mysterious Rhema commanded Gina to find and smite her “true enemy.” ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ “Could I have some … Continue reading

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Does God Answer?

God rarely tells me what he’s doing. But he’s always ready to show me what he wants me to do. Some years back I landed an invitation-only spot in a workshop at CBS. It was peopled by up-and-coming comedy writers … Continue reading

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“Sins often masquerade as virtues– and pride is the cleverest chameleon of all.” ~from The Wishing Map, Episode 100

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The Wishing Map 100

Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued) Previously: Gina’s encounter with Rhema was nothing like Zack’s. Why? What had she done wrong? ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ “You have … Continue reading

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“‘He looks like he’s been forgiven,” Gina thought, feeling strangely jealous. It suddenly seemed to her that being forgiven was better than believing you had nothing to be forgiven for.” ~from The Wishing Map, Episode 99

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