Tag Archives: transformation

The Un-Kidnapping

The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Feeling guilty about having kidnapped Zack, Liulah the cloud shepherd had dragged him before … Continue reading

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Changed by Magic

Artwork by Alayna The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Aunt Aloysia shook off her remorse. She suddenly … Continue reading

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Don’t Pass it On

Photo by GAIMARD Thought for the Week “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” ~Romans 12:2 A high percentage of abusers were themselves abused as children–physically, verbally, sexually. Other people may … Continue reading

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God, Save Us From Ourselves

“I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out… Oh, what a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me … Continue reading

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The Future of the Human Race–2021 Edition

Life as we know it is nearly over. Seriously. Not because of the in-progress worldwide pandemic or political upheaval, but because of what’s been happening in labs and human culture for the last several decades. I first published this prognosis … Continue reading

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Is It Real?

Faith: If it doesn’t change who I am, it isn’t real.

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Running the Race

Jesus is my hero. And yet he’s so much more than that. Some have proposed (even though there are numerous non-scriptural references to him) that he’s a complete fiction, cobbled together from the writings of religious zealots, or loosely based … Continue reading

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Caterpillars Don’t Become Butterflies!

I first learned about this phenomenon in 2005, then wrote about it in 2015. Despite the fact that I had very few followers at the time, it quickly became–and remains–the most widely read post I’ve ever written. Fifteen years have … Continue reading

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From Tin to Skin

“The real son of God is at your side. He is beginning to turn you into the same kind of thing as Himself … to turn the tin soldier into a live man.  The part of you that does not … Continue reading

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What We Will be…

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, the new has come into being.” ~2 Corinthians 5:17 “I have come that you may have life, and have it abundantly.” ~John … Continue reading

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