We’re Not Lost!

“Not all those that wander are lost”—J.R.R. Tolkien I know it’s been a little quiet around “Choosing Life; Finding Freedom” the last month or so. I feel a bit like I have been wandering in the wilderness (and a very dark wilderness it has been) for months now. I know I’m not lost, because I…

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Permission to Sin

What’s your story? No, not the story of your life. The story you tell yourself to allow you to do the things you do. We all have them. Robin Hood is a fine example. Even though it’s historically thought to be a fictional account, there were evidently some real outlaws in England with enough parallels…

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The Dawning of Freedom

Here in Washington State, this time of the year seems to have an extra dose of darkness. Not only are we nearing the shortest day of the  year—the one with the least daylight hours—but the rain clouds are perpetually blocking out most of the light we could still be enjoying. It’s cold, dark . .…

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Cure for a Messed Up Life

We’ve all made wrong choices. Our lives have taken us in directions we never anticipated or intended. It’s easy to start believing that we’ve strayed too far. We’ve screwed up too much. There’s nothing we can do to make it right. Today, as I stop to consider what I have to be thankful for,  I…

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How Will It All End?

My Dad has Alzheimer’s. Although he still recognizes us most days, his thoughts are a jumble, he can seldom find the right words to express himself, and his memory has major holes in it. Earlier this year it finally came to the point that we had to find long term care for him. At first,…

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