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Book Review: Diaphany, vol. 1

Diaphany: A Journal & Nocturne, Volume One
Aaron Cheak, PhD; Sabrina Dalla Valle, MFA; Jennifer Zahrt, PhD (eds)
Rubedo Press

Aaron Cheak of Rubedo Press kindly sent me a PDF of  689 more words

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Overcoming Depression: Holding on to Love

Some people don’t like the word faith. I can understand that. It’s rather unnerving having to trust something you can’t see. But the odd thing about faith, is that we exhibit it every day. 1,228 more words


Oppressed. Afflicted.

He was oppressed, and He was afflicted. (Isaiah 53:7)
These words were written about the Christ, the Son of the Most High God.
He was oppressed. 156 more words

Spiritual Thought


Recently, I drafted a letter to my Boathouse “Prayer Squad,” quoting the Book of James – that we should “count it all joy when we face trials of many kinds.”  I have asked God for joy as we continue to wait for Vesper to be ready for sea, now almost two months. 108 more words



The sea lion. Barking, fearless, playful marauder of piers and passages around Dana Point Marina.
To my delight she visited the pier beneath Vesper’s tight ropes and held her ground despite threat of human invaders and my curious camera. 55 more words


Warning Bell or Alarm Clock - A Musing on Guilt

The desert feels like loneliness to me. So it isn’t a particularly likely source for a redemptive moment for me. One time driving across Nevada I got so depressed and said out loud even though I drove alone, “I hope I never have to live here.” But still there are little pockets and fleeting memories in the desert that bring a smile or hopeful impression. 707 more words


When Staying Home was Better Than Going to New Zealand

New Zealand. The majestic peaks and expansive fjords have called to me for years. Visiting and seeing all that grandeur has been a dream of mine. 473 more words