Tag Archives: Reflection

An Ode to Matt and Nathan

My parents warned me about you. You were devils Seductively knocking, Leaving ancient tomes at my door. They’d rather I Swallow pills and die Then learn what you gave me; An escape, A gateway, Brothers, You taught me to open … Continue reading

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Trump and The Good Ol’ Days…

I’m angry, and I’m disappointed. I’m even outraged and sickened. I’ve seen a lot of excitement from the Christian Right over a Trump presidency. Much of the excitement relates to the “rewinding” of the clock to a time of “traditional … Continue reading

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2016: Glad That’s Over

I’ve been out of touch for the holidays, and I don’t believe in re-posting old content to give the illusion of activity. I don’t believe you, the readers, are stupid. I know it is bad practice to simply go quiet, … Continue reading

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To Feel It All Overwhelming

I feel everything. It’s overwhelming, and I can’t turn it off. I can’t make it go away. I don’t just see the hurt and brokenness around me, I feel it as if it were my own. Maybe this is why … Continue reading

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Be a Burning Light

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and … Continue reading

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Hallelujah Harvest Happening

Hay rides, bobbing for apples, pumpkin contest, candy, music, and games. We called it the “Hallelujah Harvest Happening.” A Christian alternative to Halloween – which we knew to be a night of Satanic celebration. With the exception of costumes, it was no different … Continue reading

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Haunted Memories: A Flashback

In the short time I’ve studied paranormal investigation, I’ve learned much about the tools and theories of the field. Before moving, I joined up with a local paranormal research society and took part in a couple of investigations. My first … Continue reading

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This Time Feels Different

A new day.  Same job, different location; three states away. I’ve been doing this for over 12 years, but somehow this time feels different.  It’s like standing on a razor thin highwire  stretching out for an eternity. Below you are … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Gripped Heart in a Sea of Green

I walked passed that field nearly every day. It was a wild patch of land surrounded by growing housing developments, apartment complexes, and an ugly mint green retirement home. I often wondered what kind of magic inhabited the land to … Continue reading

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Hallowed Friday the 13th

My mother lived with certainty that our family suffered under a potent generational curse. In her youth she experienced what she believed to intensive paranormal activity, and she was involved in witchcraft and occult practices. As I understood it, she … Continue reading

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No Angel, But a Saint: Ten Years Later

“The Christian meaning of death is revealed in the light of the Paschal Mystery of the Death and Resurrection of Christ in whom resides our only hope. The Christian who dies in Christ Jesus is ‘away from the body and … Continue reading

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To Pray For Those I’d Rather Not

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” -Jesus Christ, Luke 6:27-28 These are hard words. But… Several weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Breaking Through to Healing

It was the first time I had seen her post in a long time. She shared her wedding photo, and I was so excited for her. Finally after many years she had tied the knot with someone she deeply loved. … Continue reading

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There Is Hope

I spoke to him on the phone for the first time in years, and I was surprised by how his demeanor had softened. Much of the competitive edge had smoothed down, and I saw a genuineness in his desire to … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Faith

I wonder what they’d say if they knew I crossed the Threshold; if they knew I joined in communion with that which they called a blasphemous heresy. Would they hold me in greater contempt, or be grateful to be rid … Continue reading

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