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Use Your Stories to Heal

In my fantasy novel The Wishing Map, a fierce impromptu battle breaks out between two groups of naims (gnomes) in the midst of a storytelling contest. One beloved old naim, Tuber, is fatally injured while trying to make peace. His … Continue reading

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A Renewed Spirit

Some years ago, my prayer life and in many ways my life-life, has grown stale. I wasn’t a seeker; I knew the truth, but I wasn’t resting in it, rejoicing in it, growing in it. So I began memorizing, meditating … Continue reading

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Motherhood

To say that motherhood is unworthy is the unworthiest of things to say. To say that motherhood is complicated is to say that “the Sistine Chapel is a nice little drawing.” It isn’t just the start of life, it’s the … Continue reading

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He Will Guide Us

What an unexpected era we find ourselves in, comparable only to those of the world wars, when reminders of our mortality assault us daily. Still, death has always been with us, as Seneca the Younger observed in the first century … Continue reading

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Why Are We Here?

A disenchanted agnostic friend recently asked, “What is the purpose of life? Why don’t religions tell us?” I responded, “Jesus and others in the Bible do, in fact, tell us the purpose of life. It’s to know and love our … Continue reading

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The Truth About Fairies

People have always dreamed of fantastical creatures, terrifying and gentle, hideous and beautiful. But especially of fairies. Why? Because they’re the ones most like us–only with magical powers! What better way to escape when you were stuck in your room … Continue reading

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Ego Candy

Many bloggers, myself included, have experienced an upswing in views–thanks to the captive audience provided by the worldwide lockdown. Comments and Likes have gone up, as well. It’s enough to make your teeth rot. Why do I say that? Recognition … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD.” ~Psalm 118:26 On Palm Sunday people celebrated who they wanted Jesus to be. The following week they tried to silence forever who He was. Thank God they failed.

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Infinite Vision

At the start of the year, I scribbled down My 2020 Vision. And then the world changed. So I looked up the meaning of “20/20 vision.” Here’s what I learned: 20/20 isn’t perfect, it’s simply normal. The first 20 represents … Continue reading

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Light and Shadows

As a filmmaker, I’m intrigued by the uses of light and shadow. Objects and faces appear flat when flooded with light. Adding shadows models them, bringing out depth and dimensionality. People and places, seem more real when they’re shown in … Continue reading

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