Tag Archives: hope

My Leap of Life

You’re caught in a blinding blizzard and you reach the edge of a cliff. The way back is death. The way forward is unknowable. And so you leap, hoping—without evidence—that you will land on something, rather than plunge into the … Continue reading

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Deep in December

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~Mother Teresa “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is … Continue reading

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Power in Weakness

Originally posted on Diary of a Quadriplegic:
I wrote this blog on March 25, 2015. That was almost 4 years ago. God has brought me into the light of faith, hope and acceptance slowly but surely; so reading this blog…

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Movies That Have Changed Me

The Dramas I started this series with Comedies, at least in part because I’d discovered at any early age that getting laughs at the cost of time-outs under the teacher’s desk was worth it (yes, some of my grade school … Continue reading

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Happiness is Nowhere

Happiness is nowhere. Happiness is now  here. What’s the difference?  Only air which sometimes fills the space for years   We hope that happiness will come although its presence may be fleeting They say it lingers long for some but others … Continue reading

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Perseverance

Unshakable Hope What to do with “Wishing Wednesdays”? After four years, the serialized episodes of my fantasy novel The Wishing Map have reached an end. (If you’ve never read it, or would like to read it again, click here.) And … Continue reading

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Life and Death

I was raised in a secular home. There was no talk of heaven or an afterlife. This life was all there was. And yet at the age of five I dreamed I died. My parents and friends circled over me, weeping, their … Continue reading

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