Tag Archives: hope

Encourage!

“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” ~Unknown (sometimes attributed to Albert Einstein) “Tragedy is that our attention centers on what people are not, rather than … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Day: In Memoriam

89 years after the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: 17 innocent people (unlike the 7 warring mobsters in Chicago) were murdered. They were mown down with a deadly weapon wielded by an emotionally disturbed young man. What can I say … Continue reading

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My Phobia

Part One: I Dare You (Warning: Graphic violence) My parents loved visiting their old friends Don and Gina, who had an only child named Craig (I’m an only child, too). I didn’t really enjoy being with Craig, because, although I … Continue reading

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Fearfully and Wonderfully

“If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light around me will be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to … Continue reading

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Destination

To you who are in emotional travail who long for healing now right here where you are I want to say healing awaits because it does But it is not here It is in a place to which you must … Continue reading

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The Biggest Event

We plan our lives around big events, birthdays, marriages, moves to new places. So why do we ignore the biggest event of all? Death. Shouldn’t that, more than anything else, affect the way we live? And if there’s even the … 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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