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Don’t Just Survive – Live!

“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all… It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength.” There are few writers whose words seem to me more relevant to … Continue reading

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Long Live the Spirit of Notre Dame!

“I once toured Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and was astonished to see gargoyles (demons) all along its spectacular roofline. When I asked why they would include such symbols of evil, the translator replied, ‘Ho-ho, we do not embrace evil, monsieur, … Continue reading

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My Leap of Life

You’re caught in a blinding blizzard and you reach the edge of a cliff. The way back is death. The way forward is unknowable. And so you leap, hoping—without evidence—that you will land on something, rather than plunge into the … Continue reading

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Writing – Self-Publishing and Self-Doubt

Originally posted on Andrew's View of the Week:
I suffer from writing self-doubt.  In fact, I just googled, ‘self-doubt’ to make sure I spelled it right, was using the right word and confirm that it is hyphenated. At the…

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Doubt and Faith: Christmas Edition

Painting by Gari Melchers (1860 – 1932) I struggled with my faith recently. I do that. Cyclically. Some proxigean tide will send a wave of doubt crashing over me, producing the impression of drowning. I’ll flail and gasp, sometimes for … Continue reading

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Doubt and Faith

Part Two: Faith (To read Part One, click here) “Count it all joy when various trials fall upon you, because the testing of your faith produces perseverance; and perseverance, when it has completed its work, will make you whole and … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 98

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty: Tea for One (Continued) Previously: Zack was offered a strange tea by the mysterious Rhema. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina…

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