Tag Archives: redemption

Can Anyone Who is “Un-Saved” be Redeemed?

Not everyone uses the term un-saved. But Jesus said, and our own eyes tell us, that there are people who are on paths of self-destruction, whose choices are toxic to themselves and to others. I know, because I was one … Continue reading

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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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The Wishing Map 107

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Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Twenty-One: “Hey-fah for the Sea!” (Continued) Previously: Gina and Zack realized the sea monsters were actually there to rescue them. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ They’d been…

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The Waiter from Hell?

All I wanted from our server was for him to tell us what the specials were, to make a few recommendations, and then bring us our food, quickly and hotly (is that a word?). Instead, he seemed offended at everything, … Continue reading

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Blades of Grass

A personal paraphrase of Psalm 90 Father You have always been our home Before the mountains were thrust up Or the earth itself was shaped You were our God Yet at your word we turn to dust For time has no … Continue reading

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Tutoring the Tutor

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This is a true story. I tutored at an inner city college for seven years. Many of my students were the first in their families to attend college. Some were the first to finish high…

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Nothing is Wasted

Book Review Note: I’m a writer, which means I read constantly (I know just one writer who doesn’t, and thereby hangs a tale). So I’ve decided to begin posting brief occasional book reviews. Sanguine, but far from naïve, Nothing is Wasted … Continue reading

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