Monthly Archives: January 2022

Things Take Time

Background photo by Sarah Shull Thought for the Week I have an impatience problem. No, scratch that, I don’t have an impatience problem, I’m actually quite good at it. My patience, on the other hand, could use some work. In … Continue reading

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Demonstrators Wanted

“If you love life and desire to see good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceit. Turn from evil and do good. Seek peace and pursue it.” ~Psalm 34:12-14 “And finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is … Continue reading

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A Sudden Reversal of Fate

Photo by Corey Rich The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack was about to die! How had … Continue reading

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Reshaping Reality with Photoshop

We see it every day: Magazine models with plastic skin and impossible bodies; real kids with unreal eyes, drooling over factory-produced treats. But tools are just that–tools. They can be used for unworthy or mundane-but-useful tasks. Or they can be … Continue reading

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Success: You Can’t Get There from Here

“I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” ~Jerome K. Jerome “If at first, you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.” ~Steven Wright           “I work for … Continue reading

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Yellow Leaves

Originally posted on Vova Zinger's Photoblog:
My Featured Blogger this week is Ukrainian-born photographer Vova Zinger. Vova is a self-described “urban guy” who currently lives in Boston. He “loves all cities” but also enjoys travelling extensively, and you’ll find nature photos among his striking urban images, … Continue reading

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My Prize Trip to Hell

Source: vintage.es My Real Memoir My dad, the newspaper dealer in our newie suburb, regularly took his most enterprising paperboys to housing tracts where we’d solicit for new subscribers. I was an ace! In fact, by age eleven I’d won … Continue reading

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The Power of Slowing Down

Photo by Rosanne Jordan Thought for the Week I hate the fact that adverse experiences teach me more than easy-peasy-everything-pleasey ones do, but like it or not, it’s true. Yet I often fail to learn the lessons they offer, and … Continue reading

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Forgetting What Lies Behind

Photo by Michael Atkins “Forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of God’s heavenly calling in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 3:13-14 † Note: British American actor, biographer, film producer Douglas … Continue reading

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Weird Thoughts Before Dying

Source: bestgemfun.blogspot.com The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack was plunging to his death! He’d somehow fallen … Continue reading

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