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Everyday Heroes

The word hero implies courage and sacrifice. It’s natural and appropriate to think of the military (today is Veterans Day in my country), as well as fire fighters and first responders of all kinds. But there are quiet heroes, too, … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Fell to Earth

Concept art created for the Disney series The Wishing Map 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. While “falling … Continue reading

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It’s Monday. Go for It!

Thought for the Week The two greatest causes of disappointment in life are: 1) Taking risks and 2) Not taking risks “Sometimes it’s riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you’re guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.” … Continue reading

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Creativity

Thought for the Week Creativity is scary, confusing, messy, fraught with mistakes…and what you were made for. “Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity.” ~T. S. Eliot “Creativity takes courage.” ~Henri Matisse “Creativity–like human life itself–begins in darkness. Creativity is always … Continue reading

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No Life Without Risk

Image by Luke Porter 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 had returned home via the wishing map, only to … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Photo by Laurentiu Lordache Thought for the Week Today is Memorial Day in my country. As with Remembrance Day and related days in other countries, it’s set aside to honor those who’ve sacrificed their lives in service to others. But … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

Photo by Aleviva-Medien Thought for the Week Be quick to protest when you see others treated wrongly–and slow to protest on your own behalf. Rather, learn to use what happens to change your circumstances. Here’s a brief account of one … Continue reading

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My Name Is Marwa

Originally posted on Reframing Life:
My name is Marwa and I am a resident of Gaza Camp. The inhabitants of Gaza Camp aren’t legally recognized by any country, we are more like visible ghosts. We don’t have a Palestinian passport,…

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The Right Decision

Thought for the Week Today is Presidents Day in my country, and also the birthday of our first president George Washington. And even while we celebrate it (or at least enjoy the day off), our country’s leaders and those in … Continue reading

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When to Take a Stand

“Who will rise up for Me against the wicked? Who will stand with Me against evildoers?” ~Psalm 94:16 Thought for the Week Nazi Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel’s words burn a hole in my conscience every time I read them. We … Continue reading

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