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Chosen

If your question is, “Have I been chosen?” His answer is, “Do you want to be?” If your answer is, “Yes,” Then His answer is, “Yes.” Psalm 37:4   ∴   Matthew 7:7   ∴  2 Corinthians 1:20

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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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The Wishing Map 134

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Epilogue: The Unknown Previously: Battle weary and bone bruised, Gina was awakened by the voice of Rhema. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Zack, Gina, and B’frona slept well into…

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The Wishing Map 133

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-Four: The Long Night (continued) Previously: With the Questing Beast vanquished, Gina was finally able to sleep. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ She was in a lovely semi-coma…

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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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Dream Logic

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I dreamed I’d flown to London. I was about to call my wife to tell her, “Honey, we’ve landed safely,” when the alarm went off. My first thought was, I’ll leave her a message, but…

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