Monthly Archives: October 2017

Is Halloween Evil?

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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…

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My Self in Quotes

“If anyone would be my disciple, let them disown themselves, take up their cross daily and follow me. Anyone who tries to save their life will lose it, but anyone who loses their life for my sake will save it.”  … Continue reading

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The More Like Him…

“We are His children, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. But we know that when He appears, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.” ~1 John 3:2

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Babies

“Making the decision to have a child–it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” ~Elizabeth Stone “I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the … Continue reading

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Movie Theaters I Have Loved

I was born loving movies, but seldom give proper credit to those magical rooms where movies blaze to life. So here are a few I have loved. The Meralta Theater in Downey, California was where my addiction began. I saw … Continue reading

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Get it Write!

(And a kitten dies every time someone uses “there” for “their.”)      “My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.” ~A.A. Milne “A synonym is a word you use … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 88

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued) Previously: Zack astounded the childlike naims by insisting that more than one of them could…

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Stay Young

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius “He’s not ugly, you’re just looking with ugly eyes.” ~Friend’s daughter, age 4 “I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.” ~Alice in Wonderland … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

The Final Scar? To read my previous scar stories, click here. My two greatest hits are on my neck. Oddly, both remind me of God. I wrote previously about one. The other began with a woman doing her lipstick in … Continue reading

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Batter My Heart

As a teenager, I stumbled upon the poet, John Donne, a contemporary of Shakespeare, and instantly identified with his passions, longings, and failings (“no man is an island…”). I still do. Yesterday, thanks to a smart, soulful teenager who blogs … Continue reading

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