The Power, the Joy, and the Fear of Anonymity

“She’d never felt more alone, even as hundreds of people walked by. No one recognized her, and she began to treasure her anonymity as a gift.” ― Jamie Ford, Songs of Willow Frost Airports are busy, the roads are full, the restaurants are filled with tables of people.  Sitting quietly on a bench, he watched […]

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Rules of Engagement

“Engagement can be a commitment to love or a declaration of war. One must enter every battle without hesitation, willing to fully engage the enemy until death do you apart.” ― Emily Thorne Maybe the mention of the word brings back memories of a time someone you loved asked you to spend the rest of […]

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When Everyone’s a Winner, We Lose

In a word, we may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when I’m as good as you has fully had its way. ~C.S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters “You won!” I congratulated my great-nephew after our race across my brother’s yard.  I suppose I could have tried a little harder, but I am forever trying to […]

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Serving In Any Season

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” ― Kahlil Gibran The sound of the ringing bell serves as an instant reminder of the season. It is the familiar sound of the Salvation Army […]

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