Crossing Thresholds

Crossing thresholds

This week I received news that someone I love is near death’s door.Like the earthquakes in California this past week; you think you are prepared. There’s even an alert app for your phone.And yet, your world is visibly shaken.Living with…

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Break Free

Break Free

While touring the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, a man noticed that only one small rope (meager in size, tied to one front leg only) was holding each elephant.  There were no chains, no cages.  Mature elephants could, at…

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She’s A Dancer

She’s a dancer

Teachers considered grade school student Gillian Lynne a problem child. You know, one of those students who don't pay attention. Or focus. Age 8 and unable to sit still, Gillian had earned the nickname Wriggle Bottom. This much was clear; Gillian didn't "fit in."…

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Spill The Light

Spill the light

Life is precarious. Bombs are real. Sadly, in our world, they feel too common. In April 2015, a car packed with explosives detonated in the busy Mansour district of Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and injuring 27. After this incident, something very…

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