Category Archives: Writing

A Religion of One

Originally posted on Jewish Young Professional:
When I was five, my dad misinterpreted that verse from Leviticus about not cutting your flesh for the dead as a prohibition against piercing your ears, so I never did, and only in high…

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A Lesson From the Chinese Bamboo Tree

Originally posted on The Victor Negro:
The Chinese bamboo tree takes five years to grow. The seed is planted, watered and fertilised every day but it doesn’t break out of the ground till after five years. Once it breaks through…

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The Good, the Bad and the Usually Hidden

Originally posted on Pilgrim on a Long, Long Journey:
?“And it was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line…

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Extraordinary Everyday

Originally posted on Jane Lurie Photography:
“When we separate our artistic activity from daily life, we cut ourselves off from our most valuable creative resource.  However, if we live life as an art form in itself, we have available to…

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When God Says Stop

Originally posted on Thoughts Along the Way:
John 2:13-22 I have a verse tattooed on the inside of my right forearm: James 1:19-20.??If you look it up, you’ll read this: “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick…

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The Decision-less Middle

Photo copyright by Derek Bair Guest Blog by Hidden Treasure Sheila, creator of a blog site dedicated to “wrestling with the Word of God,” often speaks of things that make us uncomfortable, but that we desperately need to hear. Here, … Continue reading

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Living Unafraid

Originally posted on Diary of a Quadriplegic:
Like some of you, I have experienced anxiety and feelings of isolation for the last several months. The pandemic, the political unrest, and other issues facing our world have caused an uneasiness and…

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Nature Walkabout With Coffee

Originally posted on garyfultz:
View from our front picture window. You can’s see the cold. I take a sip of coffee and look out the front window. I am at the bottom of the hot chocolate can and the coffee…

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The Last Blog – and Twinkle ⭐️

Originally posted on Mum’s the word:
The best known nursery rhyme in the world, ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’, was written by Jane Taylor, aged 23, in 1806 in her attic, which still exists in Stockwell Street, Colchester. It’s a…

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Don’t Let Fear Stop You

Guest Blog by Laleh Chini of A Voice from Iran Laleh Chini moved from Iran to North America as a teenager, but continued to visit relatives and others there. Along the way, she began collecting folk tales and fables, as … Continue reading

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