Tag Archives: hope

Has Your Life Blown Off Course?

I recently wrote about a friend who has left his marriage and is unsure what he’ll do next. I haven’t been able to meet with him yet, and even when I do there’s no guarantee he’ll return. Meanwhile, my wife … Continue reading

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Pass it On!

 “Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort others with the same comfort we ourselves have received.”  … Continue reading

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Inside Me

On Wednesdays, I normally post episodes of The Wishing Map, my fantasy about two kids exploring a strange and mysterious world. However, this morning doctors will be exploring the strange and mysterious world of my colon, creating as it were, … Continue reading

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November

The last leaves tremble on the ground as the snow arrives to bury them securing the peace that they have found and daring the world to start again

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Preparing to Give Thanks

“Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr “Remember, God causes all things to work together … Continue reading

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Wharton Finds a Whatzit, Part Two

Here’s the conclusion to my Dr. Seuss-style retelling of the Exodus story (with illustrations by Trudy Teemley). To read Part One, click here. The next morning out at the edge of the town A Heebroo named Wharton was hangin’ around, … Continue reading

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Wharton Finds a Whatzit, Part One

I pre-planned this whimsical Dr. Seuss-style retelling of the Exodus story before the current shooting tragedy in Texas. I earnestly pray that it will do what humor can sometimes do: draw us together, help us cope, and remind us that … Continue reading

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