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My 40th Spiritual Birthday

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I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 40 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!”…

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Dear Human

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Whether or not, fellow soul, I should choose to choose you, I vow to always see you whole and never ever use you.

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My Epic 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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My Epic of Anxiety

Part Three: The Healing Wave (To read Part One, click here) I’d become interested in Jesus’s teachings months before I entered the dark tunnel of despair. I’d sat on the roof next to my second storey apartment window reading a … Continue reading

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Your Coming of Age Crisis

No one gets to opt out. For most of us, it happens somewhere in our mid-20s. But it can begin earlier, or later. Usually there’s an external trigger, possibly more than one: the death of a family member, a physical … Continue reading

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My Other Allegory

  It’s no vast wonder we should think in metaphors when life is just a parallel to something more Which lacking a more perfect word we christen Life and strain our undeveloped wings in fervent strife   But ‘til the day that … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 51

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twelve: Prophecies and Promises Previously: Thanks to her brother Zack, Gina was rescued from the hands of a ruthless pixie…

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