Tag Archives: death

Another Choice

Originally posted on lpb – quest :
“The big problem with death is not only that it puts an end to life, but it also echoes that our existence is a kind of failure: all that we do, or suffer, or…

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I Dare You

My Real Memoir (Heads-up: this was one of the darkest experiences of my life) My parents loved visiting their old friends Don and Gina. Which left their only child Craig and me to “play” together. Craig was almost two years … 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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Falling Through the Bedroom Floor

Photo by Henry & Co. 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. The last thing Zack saw as … Continue reading

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Redeeming All Hallows Eve

     “If we are honest, we acknowledge that we are dying throughout our life, and this is what we learn if we are attentive: grace is found at the depths and in the death of everything.”        … Continue reading

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Only One Death

Only one death–not an act of hate, but of love–ever brought anyone else back to life. †

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20 Years Ago Today

September, 2001, was a tumultuous month for my family. We’d sold our Orange County condo, the only home our children had ever known, and on Labor Day moved into a rented townhouse in Burbank, California. The next day I would … Continue reading

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People Watchers

Originally posted on Tricia Sankey:
“The core of every fruit is better than its rind,” Mike read aloud before placing his book on the hotel bed and retrieving an orange from the extravagant fruit basket. Laura squinted at the title…

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Farewell to a Beloved Family Member

Minuet – recent photo by our daughter Beth Does the fact that she was a cat make this post seem less sincere? It’s not. Anyone who’s adopted an animal knows that pets are family members–and family means loving unconditionally. Minuet … Continue reading

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A Worthy Life

Photo by Christian Holzinger Thought for the Week No one who lived for riches or fame or power ever died satisfied. So live for what is worthy, what neither moth nor rust can destroy (Matthew 6:19). It may or may … Continue reading

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