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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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Journaling for Life

Part One: Why Keep a Life Journal? “In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived… We may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition.” ~Franz Kafka … Continue reading

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The Phases of Adulthood

Why are there so many names for the different phases of life from birth through teens (baby, toddler, pre-schooler, kindergartner, grade-schooler, pre-teen, tweener) and almost none for the 60+ years that follow? It’s not fair! I mean, you’re not just … Continue reading

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The Funnel of Life

Why Life Isn’t Fair (an Occasional Series) Imagine life as a big Funnel, wide at the top, then gradually narrowing to a hole at the bottom. The top is the start of your life, the bottom is the end. You … Continue reading

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Fallmost

We’re slipping into fallmost, almost fall, the not-quite season. Perhaps you think of it as notumn, not autumn. Whatever you call it… Fallmost has a certain wistfulness, a sweet, fleeting uncertainty. It’s warm rather than hot, soft rather than sultry. Early quitter leaves flutter to … Continue reading

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Faith

Please God When my words speak more of faith than my actions do correct me “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life I now live in the body, … Continue reading

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“Get Real.” Sincerely, God

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