Grandma’s Bedroom and the Holy Family as Refugees — Plain and Fancy Girl

Once upon a time my Grandma Longenecker and Aunt Ruthie welcomed strangers into their home. They hosted Phuong Le from Viet Nam, their first refugee “daughter.” After Grandma died my aunt carried on the tradition opening her door to refugees fleeing oppression. Vietnamese, African, Serbian families found food and shelter in her home.…

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Failure of Imagination — subversivepreacher.org

This post appeared first in The Finger Lakes Times (NY), part of a weekly column titled, “Denim Spirit”: http://www.fltimes.com/opinion/denim-spirit-the-failure-of-imagination/article_cec3e410-c470-55ab-889e-69e11ace7c55.html Dystopian novels, zombies on Netflix and cable, apocalyptic movies with catastrophes wrought by nature, aliens, or escaped viruses. It seems as if these horrid, horrific, and once in a while sublime, end-of-time entertainment features began as a…

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The truth — RK Matthews

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It’s impossible — RK Matthews

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…this relentless struggle with the unforeseen

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When you innovate

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I had a choice

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