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Deliverance

Okay, I’ve seen the 1972 film. If the reader would kindly put those gruesome images out of their minds and remember what the word meant before John Boorman hijacked it for the movie. One night many years ago, I was … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness

I’ve had an article nearly completed for about a week, but I can’t finish it. The part that is holding me up is what I call the “heartswell” portion.

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Doomsday Gospel

“Westboro Baptist Church targets Taylor Swift,” the headline read. The article had a flavor of outrage, and rightly so. Fred Phelps, WBC’s leader and tireless purveyor of damnation, is at it again. This time, as chronicled by Pop Spy’s Jennifer O’Dell, … Continue reading

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Trust

I just finished watching The Impossible, a new film in which a youngish couple played by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts bring their three boys to Indonesia and settle into a coastal bungalow just in time for the 2004 tsunami―the … Continue reading

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Land of the Morning Calm

Peter joined the U.S. Army in 1981. He had studied Taekwondo extensively for years, so when the time came to discuss his deployment, he asked to be stationed in Korea where the discipline of Taekwondo had been developed during the … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves the Homeless

“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful, but I never read in either of them, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.” –St. Augustine I am truly blessed. … Continue reading

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Relational Power Tools

I love it when someone commits an offense against me. I’m not being facetious. I was pedaling my Gary Fisher in the rain this morning when it hit me: interpersonal offenses are opportune moments in a relationship.

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Accidental Blessings, Part 3

I made a new friend at the Vancouver Goodwill last week. I was taking care of some dull piece of business at the counter when an employee I had never met, Greg, came by and noticed my tee shirt. I … Continue reading

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Divine Love

How often have you sighed along with Don Henley, “There’s just not enough love in the world”? Me too. But there are still some surprises out there. I went to a church service not long ago at which the sermon … Continue reading

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A Christmas to Remember

It almost didn’t happen. When I first got the Christmas caroling bug in 2001, I had no inkling of the obstacles I would have to surmount to make the thing happen. For various reasons, the American custom of Christmas caroling … Continue reading

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