Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Dangers of Chasing Fireflies 

We knew it was officially summer as kids when the first fireflies appeared. My Mom would give us mason jars and we’d run out into the yard and try to catch them.  We’d creep through the darkness and wait for … Continue reading

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“13 Reasons Why” the copycats have started

The hit Netflix series, “13 Reasons Why” tells the story of a girl named Hannah that kills herself. She leaves behind 13 recordings that name 13 people from her high school as contributing factors. Each person must listen to all … Continue reading

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Nothing happens for a Reason.

  We cling to this idea that “everything happens for a reason” because we can’t be content not knowing. We want to see the promised hand of God in everything, so we constantly sift through our decisions like tea-leaves in … Continue reading

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The Fate of Flightless Birds 

My grandfather used to let us watch him slaughter the chickens. He’d  hold them down against a tree stump, wack their heads off with one swoop of the axe, then let them go. We’d stare after their headless bodies as they … Continue reading

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The Dog you Need, Not the Dog you Want

I have a love/hate relationship with the Church. God either has a sick sense of humor, likes to mess with me, or is trying to teach me something.  The only logical explanation is that God is trying to teach me … Continue reading

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A Redneck in Massachusetts 

He’d regularly line us up against the wall: my older brother, younger sister, cousins, any neighborhood kids that happened to be hanging around and make us say it. He’d lead us in the chant, orchestrating it with his long thin … Continue reading

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Catch and Release 

  My 9-year-old daughter took my hand yesterday as we were walking. It was unexpected, feeling her light hand in my mine all of a sudden after so long, her fingers now long and thin–so much like my own. But … Continue reading

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