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The Shunamite Woman and The Rejection of Suffering

I often get replies and emails from people telling me how fortunate I am to have a life rife with unfortunate events.  I usually trash these well-meaning yet invasive, even brazen, suggestions that my suffering is in fact a blessing. 1,135 more words

Mental Illness

What would you say?

“Fill up your head.

Fill up your heart

And take your shot.

Don’t waste time trying to be

Someone you’re not.” 

~Dave Matthews

If there is anyone or anything that says…

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The New Rules of Chivalry.

John Mellencamp is still looking for trouble.

Radiohead released Creep 22 years ago today and this is a piece on the band as they discuss the song. 20 more words

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Interview: Kiera Feldman on Oral Roberts, God and Journalism

In our latest Longreads Exclusive, Kiera Feldman and Tulsa-based magazine This Land Press went deep into the downfall of the Oral Roberts family dynasty—how Richard Roberts went from heir to the televangelist’s empire, to stripped from his role at Oral Roberts University. 1,757 more words

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Tornadoes

Well I’ve seen movies about tornadoes and I’ve seen the devistation they can cause and the lives destroyed and taken by tornadoes.
Yesterday I had the experience of a tornado. 381 more words

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