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Entries tagged "christian"

December 24th 2012
I have writer's block. It's the eve before Christmas and I sat in a comfy chair by a fireplace surrounded by... READ MORE
February 24th 2012
New Year's Resolutions in January, giving up things for Lent in February and March... it seems like we keep making... READ MORE
November 28th 2011
Hebrews 12:7 - Endure hardship as discipline... Standing at my counter while I make dinner, sweat drips off the back of... READ MORE
April 22nd 2011
    As a Christian, I've heard the words 'garbage in, garbage out' most of my life. Usually it was a pastor... READ MORE
August 27th 2010
When I was growing up, every night my family of 6 would sit around our dinner table and pray for... READ MORE
June 16th 2010
Fireflies hovering over the grass green sparkling fluorescent, oh, so serene. Little white dog so curiously sneaking to find out where from tiny lights have come peeking. Casual... READ MORE
June 15th 2010
I write a lot about relationships - friends, love, family, God, and work. Life has us wrapped up in relationships,... READ MORE
June 12th 2010
A local radio announcer had a 'positive tip of the day' a few weeks ago:  "Your private life says more... READ MORE
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The Loss of My First Love
December 21, 2015
December 2004.  Sacramento, California. Freshly divorced. Adoption day.   Your foster mom brought you over. We watched you intently. You took in
The Secrets of Letting Go
August 26, 2015
It was Valentine’s Day.  A secret day.  Today, she would marry him. At 23, she knows what she
No More Should-ing On Myself
July 7, 2015
  “If God gives such attention to the wildflowers - most of which are never even
Struggling With Purpose
June 13, 2015
The breeze blows through big open windows rustling the white drapes. The oppressive heat hasn’t fully arrived yet
As You Are. Not As You Should Be.
April 21, 2015
  Hi. My name is Melanie and I feel like a failure on a daily basis.