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Rewriting ‘Of Viruses and Late-Inning Rallies’

This is a story about faith, a softball ball story from 1979 in Flagstaff, Arizona. Continue reading

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March Madness: The Bump That Makes Her Stand Tall

“I’ll probably read Luke, Chapter Eight, before I see the doctor,” Emma told me a few weeks ago before she went in for lung cancer testing. “Hey, if my number’s up, it’s up. I’ve learned not to worry about things … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s Cheese

I recently saw this sign outside the First Baptist of Okay, a church in the tiny town of Okay, Oklahoma. This one took me back to when I was struggling to find words for a book I was writing two … Continue reading

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Is God Really The Tooth Fairy?

“Look at me. Look at my life. It’s been a train wreck.” I am a social worker and, sometimes, that’s what I hear from people nearing death. It’s what a ninety-year-old, terminally ill patient with heart disease said to me … Continue reading

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How Do You Pull Through?

Ever get put through the wringer? Well, here’s the real McCoy…   I found this ancient gizmo while driving through Okay, Oklahoma yesterday. It was sitting outside on someone’s front lawn.  The wringer (in this photo it’s the attachment on the … Continue reading

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