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For now, I matter.

Permanent: Forever always remain, stuck. One choice really, makes them all. But, what, is permanent? Life? No. Death? Not even that. What dies today becomes the breath; the physical and spiritual sustenance of tomorrow. Icebergs melt. Fires destroy forests. The tallest buildings crumble. The mightiest of empires collapse. Hearts break and heal. Babies grow up. … Continue reading

We Are What We Eat

Bread goes through three transformations of life and death in the steps it takes to go from wheat to eat. The first is when seeds are harvested (a euphemism for death) in order to become wheat. The seeds contain potential for life and must be crushed in order to release that life. Next, the wheat, … Continue reading

Order Matters.

How stories begin and end change the way we perceive what happens in between. A story’s order matters. “Once upon a time” sets our expectations for what will follow, just as “happily ever after” helps us understand what just took place. The arrangement of a story – where it begins, where it ends, and what happens … Continue reading

The Boundaries of Life and Death

Have you ever been a part of celebrating a new life entering the world? When someone is born you dream, you imagine, you envision this new, little person’s future. We look forward to who he will become and what she will do. What about mourning the end of a life? Family and friends come together to … Continue reading

Severe Mercies

I just finished the only book I’ve ever read twice.  CS Lewis scoffs at men who don’t re-read good literature…yikes!  And coincidentally CS Lewis plays a key role in this story. Anyways, the book is called A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken.  In his own words, “this book is the spiritual autobiography of a love rather than … Continue reading

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