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Heather Truett
Good at stories, bad at tag lines
Good at stories, bad at tag lines


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The Cross is More Than a Whisper
I wrote this poem after visiting Israel/Palestine. That trip forever changed how I view war and our world. However, a poem uses specificity to speak to universality. These words came from the Middle East but speak to all injustice, whether across the ocean ...

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Coloring the '90s
Y'all know I love adult coloring books. Coloring was one of my favorite pastimes as a child, and some things never change. I dealt with panic attacks and some other anxiety issues pretty heavily in 2014, and I colored my way through much of that struggle. E...

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I Used to Dance
I used to dance. I wasn't that great at ballet or jazz or even modern... the three styles we learned in middle school classes. The only reason I took dance on into high school was because I didn't know what to replace it with. The theater class was full, an...

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People Are Not Grapes
I recently attended a workshop on using metaphor in writing.
The question was asked, “What makes a metaphor bad?” Around the room, writers proposed
theories. We debated those theories. This was my conclusion: A metaphor is bad if
it does not make its point....

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In my last post, I mentioned that I am in the midst of deconstruction . I wanted to be sure my readers understand what I mean by that. To deconstruct something is to take it apart. That does not mean to destroy it. Destruction might mean burning a building ...

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I Need to Approve of Myself
I don't worry that you won't like me. I am under no obligation to please all the people all the time. I do, however, worry that you will judge my husband based on me. My husband is a pastor. He is a strong man of faith and conviction. He has been called to ...

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I Haven't Made Peace
I sat in Chapel with my 4-year-old class and listened to the story of Jesus calming the stormy sea... after the disciples woke him up because they were terrified. The teller of this tale didn't give Jesus's ending speech... Oh ye of little faith! Yeah, Jesu...

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Finding God in the Waves - A Review
I spent the last few weeks reading Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science by Mike McHargue. Some of you have followed my journey into doubt and cynicism and general confusion about my faith via my posts on Middle Pl...

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Currently: First Post of 2017
Current Books : I am reading Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg, but it is not holding me quite how an Elizabeth Berg novel usually does. I may have just read too many Berg books in a row. Sometimes, I am like that with authors. I need them in well-port...

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2016 Wrap-Up Questions
1.  Where did you begin 2016?  At my in-law's home in Tennessee. 2.  What was your status by Valentine's Day?  wife, mom, homeowner, substitute teacher 3.  Were you in school (anytime this year)?  I was in schools as a sub and in preschool as a teacher. 4. ...
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