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Journaling for Life

Part Two: How to Write a Life Journal for Present You and Future You (including suggestions on how to use fewer words than this subtitle) I argued in Part One that the future benefits of journaling are at least as … Continue reading

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7 Views on Writing

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Hey, remember that scene where the alien bursts out of the guy’s chest?  “If a story is in you, it has to come out.”  ~William Faulkner Write without restraint! And then…restrain, restrain, restrain. “Write drunk, edit…

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I Always Knew You Loved Me, Mom

(See video below) Mom was twenty when I was born—twenty times as old as me. But when I turned ten, I suddenly realized she was now only three times as old as me. And when I reached twenty she would … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business

Tom and I have been friends for many years, and I love him to a fault. Which is convenient since he regularly confesses his faults. He’s a sincere but weak believer who is sick of his own weaknesses and moral … Continue reading

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No Growth Without Change

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Growth Plan

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Walk this Way

“If you would be my disciple, you must deny yourself and take up your cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for my sake will save it.” … Continue reading

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