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Book Review: And Still She Laughs

And Still She Laughs:  Defiant Joy In The Depths Of Suffering, by Kate Merrick [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book is messy in the best … Continue reading

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My Soul Is Exceedingly Sorrowful, Even Unto Death

Almost a decade ago, I was a member of a chamber orchestra at a local junior college that was in need of a violist across Tampa Bay from my home at the time.  Every Monday night from 6 to 10 … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Quotidian Mysteries

The Quotidian Mysteries:  Laundry, Liturgy and “Women’s Work,” by Kathleen Norris This short book of less than 100 pages served as the text of the 1998 Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality, and it takes a clear Catholic perspective of the relationship … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Spectacle Of Glory

A Spectacle Of Glory:  God’s Light Shining Through Me Every Day:  A Devotional, by Joni Eareckson Tada with Larry Libby [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Knowing a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One

Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One, by Kathe Wunnenberg [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Zondervan in exchange for an honest review.] As the second book I have read from this author [1], I was reading … Continue reading

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Book Review: When There Are No Easy Answers

When There Are No Easy Answers: Thinking Differently About God, Suffering, And Evil, by John S. Feinberg [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.] As someone who for personal … Continue reading

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What Would You Want On Your Tombstone?

When I was a child, one of the more amusing commercials on television that I remember featured a person blindfolded and facing a firing squad, and asked what they wanted on their tombstone, and the response would be something like … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: The Cure

As a resident of the greater Portland area, it is hard to avoid listening to The Cure. On any one of the city’s three alternative stations, one will regularly hear songs like “Friday, I’m In Love” “Just Like Heaven,” or … Continue reading

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Worse Than Useless

I had mentioned before that three times in my life I have had some reasonably sustained therapy [1]. The first time it happened was between the ages of about five and seven, at a local psychiatric hospital in Plant City, … Continue reading

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Naming Our Abuse: Rehabilitation

What is the purpose of reflecting upon such painful and difficult experiences as has been done so far? If our desire is not merely to put the blame of our difficulties on other people, what is the point of going … Continue reading

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