Tag Archives: healing

Love. Before It’s Too Late.

My dad, Bill Teemley, was ambitious, hard-working, and deeply conservative. I was a wildly liberal 23 year old who’d recently completed a “useless” Theatre Arts degree and moved back in with the folks.  Somewhere along the line a Game of … Continue reading

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Life-Producing Sorrow

Originally posted on Feeding On Jesus:
“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death” (2 Cor. 7:10, ESV). There is a place for sorrow over our sins. However, God carefully differentiates…

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If I were?

Originally posted on Rumenations:
If I were A stray? Would you Take me in Lost? would you Find me Someone else? Would you Respond this way Not me? Would you Take me back To return? Would I be allowed To…

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The Power of Story

“Tell ‘em there’s power in Story,” the old gnome whispered. “Power ter heal and power ter hurt. Tell ‘em ter use their stories ter heal.” ~from The Wishing Map The above quote is the tagline for my life and the … Continue reading

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When is the Impossible Possible?

So a guy near where I live died. But he’s feeling much better now. In 2013, Anthony Yahle went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Kettering Medical Center. Doctors tried for 45 minutes to restart his heart. They finally … Continue reading

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The Happiness Report

Originally posted on David Redpath:
The Happiness Report from the pagan haven of a guarded and gated sunny seaside resort Machine tooled from a block of concrete Then deposited upon a mangrove swamp along a once pristine coast Now a…

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My Age of Anxiety

Conclusion: Life Beyond the Tunnel (To read Part One, click here) It would be nice, though less epic, if my story of anxiety had ended at year seven. It didn’t. But something had changed. I’d moved from trying to control my … Continue reading

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