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Branded

I drive down the street and see a sign with golden arches and a jolly, redheaded clown.  Immediately, my mind recalls the last time I chucked a chicken nugget into my mouth.  I remember how my baby girl leapt in the womb when I shoved a fistful of French fries down my esophagus.  And, almost […]

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A Stone’s Throw Across the Pond

Sorry for the short hiatus, ladies and gents, but all work and no play makes Kelsey a dull girl.  So I’ll allow the photo mosaic to explain my absence: During our trip abroad, we visited Rome, Pompeii, the Amalfi Coast, Florence, Pisa, and Venice.  The culture and cuisine lived up to the hype.  So much […]

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

“My grandma has a shrine to Mary in her bedroom,” my friend divulged over dinner. His maternal grandmother had been raised Catholic in a Mexican culture, and because of her Catholic roots, she worshiped Mary – or so this friend implied.  I could tell that this man, a passionate follower of Christ, loved his grandmother […]

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Is Christianity Simply Science Fiction?

In a society domineered by an insatiable hunger for the undead and a fancy for all sorts of science fiction, I can’t help but see the similarities between my faith and this fantastical fad.  I turn to scripture and find miraculous works of magic, supernatural powers, and an eternal battle between good and evil.  From […]

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Which Denomination Are You?

Before I knew it, I was in their car, propped in the passenger seat while he drove and she sat silently in the back.  The heat from our bodies filled the car as a stench from somewhere inside us leaked from our pores.  Sweat seeped through my worn t-shirt as I guzzled another gulp from […]

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I Must Confess…

I scooted my chair beneath me to nestle into my assigned fifth grade desk, then pulled two folders from the metal shelving that hung below the desktop and propped them up around me.  Just as I had been instructed. I always tried to do what was instructed. For me, the pang of being in trouble […]

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