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For Writers, Is Living Love a Process?

“Success has little to teach us during the second half of life. It continues to feel good, but now it is often more an obstacle to maturity than a positive stimulus toward it.” ― Ronald Rolheiser, Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity The day’s list of projects is looking mighty long. I know enough by now to
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The Secret Simple Key to Overcoming Overwhelm

No one can tell me when I’m getting overwhelmed. Pretty much anyone can tell when I’m getting overwhelmed. These two facts are in my mind the moment I open my eyes Tuesday morning. They have taken me more time to acknowledge than I would like to admit. And yet if there’s one thing I know, it’s that the things we
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Makebelievers description

When 28-year-old Zeke Van Wyk finally leaves his dead parents’ faith to join Dr. Modoc’s “mind-spirit” therapy program, he finds God, love, and incredible miracles—along with some terrifying side-effects.   Back cover: “You may remember things differently now. That’s good. It means your faith can finally start over.” Fed up with American Christianity, 28-year-old suburbanite Zeke Van Wyk is burned
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Why Are You Worried?

“Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson People are killed every day. I have this thought before I’m even awake. A dream, again, inescapable. Unavoidable. I get up and get ready, trying to stop thinking about the reality, not feel it crowding in as I look at my teeth and brush them in the mirror.
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Makebelievers Chapter 2

[Chapter 1 here] Chapter 2     I open my eyes to a white-flocked ceiling slowly coming into focus. I blink in the dim light of the room. A young man—Slope?—sounds insistent in the other room through the partially-closed door. “No, this was a contractual obligation,” he’s saying. “Look. I know Pastor Glen needs the extra preparation. I heard him
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