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Trauma, Spirits, and the "I"

A clear, crisp, bright late January day, deep snow pack melting away at the edges.

Oh, wait! It’s March!

I’ve just finished reading Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi. 598 more words


Sorrow and Joy Can Dance Together

Many people ask me how it feels to have Taylor’s wife, Michelle, and friends moving on in life, marrying and having children. The answer to that is very complicated to understand and explain but I’ll try with this oxymoronic truth: In Jesus, sorrow and joy can dance together. 797 more words


Change of Plans

Shall we?

Yes, she said. We should.

He looked at her, a long serious look.

OK, she said. Maybe not.

After all, she said, I’m adequately altered. 9 more words


Spiritual Retreat and OBEs

I recently went on a three day personal retreat to a nearby lake where I got some much needed me time. My package included a private room overlooking the lake, all meals, and two massage sessions. 982 more words



My puppy, the dog I’ve had since my early twenties, is getting old. She’s graying around her face, has trouble getting down our back stairs, and her nose is no longer moist. 210 more words


Celebrate Your Life

What’s there to celebrate?

Yesterday was the first nice day here in months. I was thrilled to sit beside my pool and bask in the healing, warm light that was emanating from the sun. 173 more words


I Can Only Imagine

Thirteen years ago I didn’t listen to Christian music. Well, that’s not totally true. I was a church choir director and listened to demo recordings of potential anthems, but none of that contemporary stuff. 901 more words