The Edge

Daniel

I have come to the conclusion that God often allows the Christian to go through such complete emotional/psychological dismemberment that nothing is left except the thing he started with — following Christ no matter what may come. Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Hedonism

mediumhe·do·nism : the belief that pleasure or happiness is the most important goal in life.

I received an e-mail this morning. In the subject line: DATE REAL CHEATING WIVES IN YOUR AREA!  Continue reading

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The Hotel McCutcheon

angel-of-griefIt has taken a long time for me to write this story. For many months, ever since my sister, Erica, died, I have made half a dozen false starts. More than once, I got several paragraphs down only to lose the file somehow. Something has kept me from staying with the project, even as I felt a need to tell the story.  Continue reading

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Doomsday Gospel

Taylor-taylor-swift-6692740-1024-768“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, Phelps’s acolytes are up in arms about Continue reading

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Trust

impossibleI just finished watching The Impossible, a new film in which a youngish couple played by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts have brought their three boys to Indonesia and settled into a coastal bungalow just in time for the 2004 tsunami ― the largest on record. They are frolicking in the swimming pool when they hear a great rumbling. They look up to see birds flying away from the ocean and trees bending in the wind. Continue reading

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Early Sunset

Sunset_Wallpaper_84I’m losing my sister. Erica has been fighting illness for months and had just started on a third round of chemo when we found out that her cancer had advanced rapidly, leaving her with no more than a week or two left, barring a sudden reversal. Continue reading

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Diverging Paths

divergentI got a text from an old friend yesterday that put the last 20 years of my life in a whole different light.

I had an insanely demanding day yesterday and wasn’t able to read Richard’s text until this morning Continue reading

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