Tag Archives: humility

Names and Life are Weird. So is the Author.

Since so few people read the  About the Author page I am going to pretend, just this once, that it is a regular blog post  — on the off-chance I can lure you to read about the author here. Like … Continue reading

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Encouragement

Whether from a cataclysmic event, war, or a bad choice; an unexpected disease or stupid car accident — all of us have suffered loss and had to pick ourselves up.  Some who had more dangerous missions had to be picked … Continue reading

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Wounds and Sin

Our bodies carry our wounds. Some of them are painful reminders of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or of taking our eyes off the road. Some are sacred wounds that remind us of a blessing that … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Fix It, It Won’t Go Away, and Some Days it is Crushingly Painful

  Despite what other people’s lives look like on the surface, I would say that probably all of us, at some time or another have been overwhelmed by fear, loneliness, pain, sorrow, or loss that is so overwhelming we don’t … Continue reading

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An Insider’s View of Depression, Anxiety, Thoughts of Suicide, and Traveling the Road

Dear Friends and Readers of When the River Won’t Flow, Twice before I have posted something written by others. Today I want to share a very special piece written by a dear friend of mine, who has remained my friend … Continue reading

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Life in a Parenthesis

We have all kinds of projects to pursue, engagingly articulated and brilliantly planned between us, which all seem relegated to some distance day that, at my worst, I fear will never come. Although we keep working the plan, the ball … Continue reading

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Are You out of Debt Yet?

The question has been raised, and the answer is, in truth, quite simple. No! Not even close! I lost my full-time job on January 5, 2009. The intervening seven years have been very good years in many ways. They have … Continue reading

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