Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Person in the Title

I love Christmas. And with all my heart I love the One whose birth it celebrates. But it wasn’t always so. I grew up in a nonbelieving home. Yes, we said “Merry Christmas!” but for us it was a secular … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas Weekend!

Enjoy the holiday, but don’t overdo it. Remember, those cookies are killers.

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The Shepherds

Dan and Trish Shepherd drag their clan, two teens and three little ones, “the meemies,” into a diner called Whoopees. The meemies immediately begin running amuck. “Hey!” Mom shouts. Dad comes to the rescue: “No grass until the sheep get … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Anniversary of the End of the World!

On this date five years ago, a series of cataclysmic events destroyed the world. Or not. It all began with the end of a 5,000 year cycle on an ancient Mayan calendar. Which we knew to be completely factual because, … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 95

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One Previously: Gina managed (by posing as the mysterious Rhema) to halt the civil war launched by…

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I Forgive You for not Being Perfect

My father was born 90 years ago today. He died 45 years later. Which means he’s been dead the same number of years he lived. Cold, round numbers that fail to tell who he was. Dad impacted every aspect of … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays

Our daughter flew home for the holidays yesterday.

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