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Dressember 2016 Update #3

I’m a writer.  That usually means that I’m pretty good at putting my thoughts into writing–much better, in fact, at writing what I think than at saying what I think. It also happens that sometimes, when I feel something very … Continue reading

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Broke(n) Cycle

Sometimes in life, I find myself in a cycle that seems impossible to break.  I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but it can still feel frustrating.  Today’s post is a poem I wrote about one such perplexing cycle. As … Continue reading

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Fig Leaf

Wrestling in the dark with unbelief, Hiding from your eyes my sins so base. I was born clutching a fig leaf, A broken image alive in disgrace. In a world of sinners I am the chief. Your halls of light … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

http://   “Forgiveness can be given when you think it can’t, ’cause with every passing second comes a second chance.” Thus claims this song by Relient K, one of my favorite bands ever. An interesting thing about songs is how … Continue reading

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A Thankful Citizen

Despite what the title would lead you to believe, this post will not contain any rejoicing over the outcome of today’s election–nor, hopefully, will it contain any bashing of the president or American citizens.  (Tangent: I have to admit, I … Continue reading

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Hope and Despair: Reflections of a [Hopeful] Future Teacher

Today was one of those days when your teacher lectures your class on the hopelessness of your generation, what a failure you all are.  Only it happened in not one, but both of my classes. It began in my Poli … Continue reading

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Hope For Every Fallen Man

There is a reoccurring pattern in my life. Over and over, I discover myself in a deep hole of some habitual sin or another. I become convicted of disrespecting my parents, treating my sister terribly, worrying, procrastinating (aka not honoring … Continue reading

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