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Beating Hearts

Mother and Child Resting, Evelyn WIlliams

You lift me up to your ear. My heart beats, a common novelty, but to you this is a miracle of gold standard. Each beat a note far greater than any music that you had loved before now. Wonder is

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Tom Isles Is A…

Tom Isles

There was the book.  There was the display.  There were the crowds lined up four hours ahead of time.  There was just one thing wrong.* “WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS?”  I whirled around and flung my arm at the

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Two & One

Hands Holding Soil

Why do we have two   Arms   Hands   Legs   Feet   Nostrils   Ears   And eyes?   Yet one   Heart   Mouth   Chest   Gut   Mind   Body   And soul?   Perhaps

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So-So

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“It’s all So-so” We now know. Also No-shows Know it’s so. Although No go For a show, We go Below Status quo.   Within Walls we Worship God, Give good Gifts to Glory, ad Monish Polish Up our crud Christen,

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The Brutal Attempt

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This is one of my most transparent, vulnerable posts– a stream of consciousness description of a morning struggle with depression from a couple years ago.  No pictures or jokes or videos, just my thoughts, jumbled and mangled as they are. Part

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So Sure

So Sure

I was so sure. I had met the girl of my dreams and everything was perfect. I remember saying these words (or something along these lines- I don’t have phonographic memory!) to a mentor back home just a few weeks

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Who Feeds You?

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Who do you trust? Who do you follow? To what extent do devotionals, news articles, or encyclopedia entries speak absolute truth? I’ll give you the background of my question. As I was preparing some lessons for our Sunday morning Children’s

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Layers

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All I am is layers upon layers, wrapped up tightly, swaddled like a baby, taped up like a present, layers upon layers like an onion (or parfait). And within these silky layers, I hide my treasures close to my heart,

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Jealousy

Jealousy

Jealousy rears its ugly head A ram-like creature with two horns Disbelief & Dissatisfaction One hits you straight in the spine Crumpling & crumbling your security & stature The central column & core of your life Can fall out of

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“Fine.”

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Solutions for being unable to sleep Too many thoughts? Write them down. Too many worries? Pray them away. Too much light? Flip a switch. Too full bladder? Empty it out. Too much mess? Clean it up. Too many plans? Think

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