I've Been on the Road to Hell Sep 26, 2022

I’ve been on the road to hell. I can tell you how to get there. I can attest it isn’t paved with anything, including good intentions.

Outside Gqeberha, South Africa, sits the...

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Do You Have a Wide-Angled Lens? Sep 19, 2022

My son, Joshua, and I were on a West Coast road trip. Beverly Hills. No hillbillies unless you counted us. Getty Museum were one of the docents beckoned me over, releasing stress hormones as I...

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How a Macro Lens Can Save You Pain Sep 12, 2022

Do you like those pictures which are beautiful but ambiguous? The ones with rich detailing of spirals or lines or swirls and sparkling with iridescent colors? The ones where you’re looking at...

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Burning Your Boxes Sep 05, 2022

Are you ever overwhelmed with boxes? Not the kind labeled “nuts,” “bolts,” and “washers” in the garage. Not the flattened cardboard panels loitering in the...

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"Outside the Box?" It's Likely Not What You Think Aug 30, 2022

 His frustration, evident as a wart on the tip of one’s nose, was just as unpleasant.

“Mom!! Can’t you just think inside the box?”

He’d been presented with a...

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How Do You Decide to Dig In or Walk Out? Aug 22, 2022

Every break-up, whether in friendships, romance, or jobs, grows from the same root. When to stay and when to go in any situation is never easy. The more personal the relationship, the more...

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Are Assumptions Leading You Towards Devastation? Aug 15, 2022

It’s funny what sticks in your mind. I don’t recall many details from the classes I took in high school with Mr. Ross, but I do remember three items. 1) The stories he told about...

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Enabler or Ennobler: Why Can't It Be As Simple As Stop & Go? Aug 08, 2022

Do you ever struggle with how to help someone?

Why can't life be guided by traffic signals? Red light? Stop! Green light? Full speed ahead!

Why can’t the space between “You’re to...

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Has Hardship Made Hope Unbearable? Aug 01, 2022

You prayed, and she still died.

You persevered, and he still walked out.

You took them in and provided a home of safety, nurturing, and love, and the court took them away, sending them back into a...

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The Payoff of Pain Jul 25, 2022

The girl crouched in the dim basement, hammer in hand, downing an emotional cocktail of shame and determination.

One blow. Two. Three. That should be enough. She examined the strike site. Greenish...

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Feel Like God's Turned His Back on You? Jul 18, 2022

Did you ever have that classmate, friend, or sibling who won every game? Because they were older, faster, smarter. Or designated themselves as play-master and invented such complex rules there was...

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Cast Away Jul 11, 2022

Today, students, we’re starting with a quiz. What name would you give this set? {grasshoppers, corn, minnows, worms, crickets} Tick…tick…tick…Time’s up! And the...

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