Tag Archives: life

Unwelcome Stranger

Dear friends, this is a bit sardonic. I write in this manner not to trivialize a difficult issue, but to make what I believe is a vital point. MAN: Judge, I’d like to kill the woman living in my house. … Continue reading

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Writing – Self-Publishing and Self-Doubt

Originally posted on Andrew's View of the Week:
I suffer from writing self-doubt.  In fact, I just googled, ‘self-doubt’ to make sure I spelled it right, was using the right word and confirm that it is hyphenated. At the…

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Mixed Blessings

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Part Two: Oil and Water (To read Part One, click here) Now, about that woman I was “destined to marry”… I was leading the performing artists group at a large church in Southern California. There…

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The Road Ahead

May your closest companion now and always be the one who made the road.

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Counting My Blessings

I pride myself in originality. Which is why I’m apologizing up front for the hackneyed title. But, hey, old saws are still around because they still have teeth, right? (See how I put an original spin on that phrase?). But … Continue reading

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Doubt and Faith: Christmas Edition

Painting by Gari Melchers (1860 – 1932) I struggled with my faith recently. I do that. Cyclically. Some proxigean tide will send a wave of doubt crashing over me, producing the impression of drowning. I’ll flail and gasp, sometimes for … Continue reading

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A Real Person of Prayer

The philosopher-theologian Evelyn Underhill penned these words a hundred years ago.(God, grant that I might live to personify them.) “What then is a real man of prayer? “He is one who deliberately wills and steadily desires that his intercourse with … Continue reading

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