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Martyrdom, A Word Christians Fear Today

You don’t have to be Catholic to be a martyr. As I was researching the subject for this article I noticed that overwhelmingly the references were to Catholic priest and saints. Let me be clear from the start, you do not have to be Catholic to be a martyr. On the contrary, the definition of […]

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Risk!

Risk The truly free man lives a life of risk. He leaves his home armed only with truth and with no guarantees. Every day he is presented with newness and starts each sunrise at zero; no script or earthly armor and no dictates of tradition; he is a pilgrim and a stranger and draws others […]

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Regret

Sadness and disappointment about a wrong decision or something done.   Traveling down life’s road not paying attention and not harassed. Meandering, thinking, contemplating with no clear vision and no map. Then out of nowhere and for no reason existence takes a turn. You thought you were on an easy road, alone and unconcerned. Little […]

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Old Plastic Flowers

Old Plastic FlowersWe get so enmeshed in appearances that practically everything is true.Yet, out of custom or habit, even simple gifts excite great expectation of lasting long and eternal good. The longed-for completeness that only deep dreams foretell exit in heaps of discarded facts, like old plastic flowers. Whereunto must a man attend to find […]