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I Struggle Too

Dear Adeline and River,

It’s important that you know I struggle. Life comes at me and I am often at a loss. Take the past two nights, for instance. 435 more words


Be There


I want to share a short story with you, that has an important point.

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 happened on a Tuesday, which were the days we had FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meetings in high school. 302 more words

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A Touchy Subject, Part Two: We Are "N"

See part one here.

Audrey Rae, Braxton, and Charlotte-

Kids, being religious can be very difficult. From the get go, religion is a touchy subject. People will often see you very differently when they learn of your faith. 838 more words

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A Touchy Subject, Part One: I Don't Think We Should Coexist

Audrey Rae, Braxton, and Charlotte-

I don’t think we should “coexist”.

Let me explain.

There’s a bumper sticker that’s on the back of a lot of cars these days (especially here in the Portland area) that depicts the word “coexist”, but, in substitution for the letters, various symbols are used. 738 more words

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Dear River

Dear River,

Three days ago, the number of people in this world that I would die for increased by one. I love you River. I want you to let that marinate. 231 more words


Every man should...

When I eventually fell in love with my daughter it was about two days after she was born. I waited for the feeling in the delivery room, but it never came.  840 more words




I want to tell you a short story about something we did tonight before I explain why we did it.

Your mother and I took two expired coupons to Carl’s Jr. 438 more words

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