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If I won the lottery

What they say is true: you can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket. I bought a lottery ticket once to use as a visual device for a lesson at church; we were talking about coveting and about contentment. 1,486 more words

I Am Not Brave, I Am Not Proud


Photo credit: kconnors from morguefile.com

Last week, I was picking up my four-year-old from school. I like my daughter’s child development center (daycare) because I have to use a special card key just to get into the building. 1,287 more words

Parenting

Life Outside of the Police Badge: A Story of Alcoholism and Sobriety

by Erica Jordan

By the time I was a junior in high school, I knew that I was going to be a police officer. My sense of right and wrong had always been strong, and I was the one who often stood between bullies and the bullied. 2,533 more words

Addiction And Recovery

Whatever You Do For the Least of These

Chances are you’ve seen them as you’ve been driving around Dallas. Maybe you’ve been at an intersection, about to get on a nearby freeway, and you spot some cardboard or a backpack and a sleeping bag roll strategically placed under a bridge or perhaps you’ve even spotted signs of a village consisting of tent roofs nestled out of notice, in the blind spots we generally don’t notice while scurrying about the city. 1,001 more words

Daily Ponderings

Think Negative: Part One

From my Facebook timeline of April 15, 2015 — and equally true today (except for fact that as of the past 22 days, I have ceased to smoke marijuana — a “dubious” cessation if there ever was one.)

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Homelessness

Tech Leaders Donate $5 Million To House Homeless Veterans In SF Mission Bay

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced a new public-private partnership to construct new housing for formerly homeless veterans and families in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood. 563 more words

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