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From the Beginning*

It can be very tricky to write the beginning lines of a book. Many readers decide within the first paragraph whether they’re interested in reading the story or not. 1,087 more words

Agatha Christie

Back to School...With Much to Learn

Even if the first day of autumn is still several weeks away, the passing of Labor Day always seems to signify that summer has come to a close. 1,297 more words

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Lucinda's Thirst

Lucinda positioned the flower and snapped several photos. She eyed other bright Gerber daisies in crackled vases, fighting an impulse to grab a half-dozen. She was thinking of lining them up on the coffee shop’s open air ledge and shooting them in different clusters, then taking them home. 2,608 more words

I’m Telling You Now

If I had one day to live, I would tell everyone they need Jesus. And since I don’t know if today will be my last, I’m telling you that you need Jesus. 1,502 more words

Spiritual Formation

Kiss. Don't tell.

Cinderella always held special meaning for her.

Not that she sat on the kitchen hearth – or wore rags.

No, there was always polite kindness. The sort given to those not true sisters. 398 more words

Humor

Flying Low

I think faith means no matter what, we have to do the Geronimo! jump. Faith goes against common sense. People say having common sense is important. 930 more words

Spiritual Formation

Finding the skewed: digital image forensics

Image tampering has been around since the advent of the photographic process. In the 150 years commencing with the invention of conventional photography by Henry Fox Talbot and Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, and before digital photography was introduced, photographers were staging images (Loch Ness monster, Cottington fairies) and/or creating seemingly real but actually false photoART (Stalin’s ‘erasures’, Abraham Lincoln / John C. 973 more words

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