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Jan Case
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I'm a professional teacher and a rank amateur writer.
I'm a professional teacher and a rank amateur writer.

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Rewriting the Obituary
Sometimes I forward obituaries to my daughters with a note that says something like, "here's a good one" which means that which ever one of you writes mine, put some thought into it. I have an aunt who has chosen her photos for the funeral home celebration ...
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Sunday Shoes
Pastors Dale and Kelly Clem survived the 1994 tornado. Rev. Kelly Clem was leading the Palm Sunday service when the storm hit Goshen Methodist Church and killed their 4 year old daughter, Hannah. Somehow, they had to grieve every parent's worst nightmare, c...
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Writing in Someone Else's Language
I often roll my eyes at the grammar structure of my department head's memos. English is not her first language, and my snobbery conveniently ignores the fact of my own mono-lingual status. Holy Solitude, my study for Lent, describes the biblical book of Rev...
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Payback
"It would be wrong for me not to come out here and help after I was helped...I plan to work until I drop or run out of diesel." (Jacksonville resident David Williams) The Lent study has a lot to say about almsgiving. In the aftermath of the tornado, the que...
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Poustinia
This was a new word for me, but not a new place. I've been going on an Advent spiritual retreat in the middle of Nowhere, Mississippi for over 20 years with some of my friends. The location is actually Brooksville, MS, but it's mostly a massive pasture,  po...
Poustinia
Poustinia
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Thirsting
Heidi: Decide if you can realistically go without caffeine. Me: Nope I was in graduate school the first time I ever saw someone drink a room temperature beverage by choice. As a kid I sometimes drank out of a garden hose (which we called a hose pipe) becaus...
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Here We Sit Like Birds in the Wilderness
Did you ever sing that camp song? It was the go-to when waiting for something important. Like lunch. Here we sit like birds in the wilderness, waiting for this ______. It's a silly song and absolutely not worth remembering, but it rolled around in my head...
Here We Sit Like Birds in the Wilderness
Here We Sit Like Birds in the Wilderness
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Holy Solitude in the Interior Castle
I wasn't trying for the award for most pretentious title, but I might have won it with that one. Another Lent has come around, and my chosen devotional is called Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and Rebels by Heidi Haverkamp...
Holy Solitude in the Interior Castle
Holy Solitude in the Interior Castle
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Conversations with the Future -- 1
Millennials have officially overtaken Baby Boomers as America's largest living generation. What a relief. Maybe there is still time to salvage America. My generation had it all. We were too young for Viet Nam and too old for the Gulf Wars. We had cheap heal...
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Peacock Theology from Pope Francis
It seems that Pope Francis’ question, “Who am I to judge?” attracted answers from everyone with access to the internet. Now, I’m as
smitten with this humble pontiff as a Southern Baptist girl can be, and I could
not be more charmed with the world’s response...
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