Tag Archives: family

Don’t Stop the Madness

  As I sit down to write this post, I’m mentally running through how each group of people reading this may or may not respond to whatever I write. Some of the imagined responses contribute to my pride. Others contribute … Continue reading

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The Poisonous Nature of Self-Dependence, and its sister, People-Pleasing

The sun beat down on my face as I stormed off down the sidewalk. I fought the desire to throw up at noticing the irony of carrying my Bible in my arm while also carrying so much hate in my … Continue reading

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In Light of Great Things

I sat out on the back porch of my home in the Shire, stopping mid-sentence in writing a prayer out to God in order to savor the weather, which was a clean sunshine and an even cleaner wind. The trees … Continue reading

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Shining Through The Cracks

“My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is. So I say “My endurance has perished; so has my hope from the Lord.” Remember my afflictions and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall. My soul continually … Continue reading

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Constellations, College, and Calligraphy

“We missed the turn,” I said as my sister and I maneuvered the dark roads. “It was back there.” “Oh,” she said from the passenger seat. “Oops.” We’d just left Camp BaYouCa. I’d met up with the Shilliff sisters and … Continue reading

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All The Difference

They had hijacked our canoe. After maneuvering the stream and catching crawdads, setting them against each other on flat rocks and watching them fight, Jacob, Douglas, and I had been marooned by the other numerous members of the Brock family, … Continue reading

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Constant

“Jimmy, can I read you something?” “Ugh, no.” He grinned at me. “Yeah, sure.” “Okay, it’s not this, it’s something else.” I had allowed Jimmy, upon his request, to change the document name of one of my short stories so … Continue reading

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