From Pride to Purpose

Rachel Ellis

“There is a way that seems right to a man…” From the time I was twelve, I had it all figured out. The stars had aligned one day as I spun an antique globe around in my playroom, searching for lands unknown. Searching for where I would be called to go. I lacked tact. As…

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The Flip Side of New Year’s Resolutions

Raise your hand if you have never written a New Year’s Resolution, never started SOMETHING new in January, never thought to yourself, “This time I’ll ________.” For example, “This time, I’ll remember that only old school (ahem) writers still double space at the end of a sentence, so I will remember to discipline my left…

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Beginnings Are Like Books

Every time I think of beginnings, I think of the beginning of a book. You have no idea what is going to happen, you don’t know how things will end, you don’t know how madly you’re going to fall in love with the characters. As a lot of my friends know, I love Harry Potter.…

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Beginning Again

You could call me a church hopper.  From all appearances I am. My early years were spent within the cocoon of conservative Lutheranism-Sunday School, Parochial School, family traditions.  When I went off to college, I began to explore different church options.  I discovered a preference for the simpler worship styles and the lack of denomination…

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