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Bodily Constrictions and the Nature of Freedom

I saw this article in the NYTimes from Friday, July 3. It’s about the various means people, particularly women, have used over the years to lessen or enhance various body parts depending on the current standards of beauty. 348 more words


Caught in the Rapture

Caught in the Rapture

On my knees

I kneel and cry

Shouting out to God

Desperately asking why!?

But as I look up

All I see is a dark and empty sky… 320 more words


Book Review: Who's Afraid of Postmodernism? - By James K. A. Smith

Postmodernism is an idea that is ill-defined and poorly understood, both by those who call themselves postmoderns and by those who attack them. One of the groups which has set its sights on postmodernism in recent years is the Christian church, which has had no shortage of condemnations for it. 776 more words


An Independence Day Perspective

I turned the corner. Just over the rise, I would be home. It had been a busy week and I was tired. More than once, I had asked myself the question “What is this life?” 736 more words


Coffee On The Wall

I sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighboring town of Venice, Italy, the city of lights and water.

As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. 355 more words


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This Morning I Cried

This morning as I scrolled Facebook, I clicked on a YouTube video, posted by a friend, of the Gaither Vocal Band.  The group delivered a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem.  713 more words