Low Tide Introspect

High tide waves glide ashore. The foamy caress adds a kiss of salt to the sugar sand. Water and pristine beach glimmer together in sunbathed glory. Breezes carry the fresh hint of brine, a lovely scent for visitors to carry home in their hair. As the weary sun droops, visitors retreat…

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Listening for Thunder

I grew up among whispering live oaks and pines. I scampered with other kids into the woods or frolicked with them among the tree cluster in our yard. When no one else could play, I climbed into my favorite oak and imagined myself queen of a living castle. In my tropical state, I…

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My Post-Bucket List

Some vow to scale a cliff, visit a world wonder, or learn five languages. Others plan to taste exotic delicacies or indulge in the arts. Aimed toward travel, achievement, or adrenaline-laced adventure, most call these goals a bucket list. This litany of tasks aspires to define the completeness of one's life. Measure the…

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Lightguard

Sinister creatures lurk in the shadows around us. The human eye can see a fraction of the predators surrounding it. Murder, abuse, and slavery despoil the world, yet they wield far less power to commit evil than the forces inspiring them. Mankind yearns to secure its safety by means we can…

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Fire Breathing, a Noble Aspiration

A tremor seized the floor. Mary tumbled onto the cool, gritty surface. She flattened her arms out to either side as the quake rattled up the walls. The ceiling heaved as if it might cave in on their heads. She hugged her knees and studied her friends' gaping faces. Wide eyes…

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Gotta Love Florida

A Florida sunset blazes across the horizon--our effortless version of the summer campfire. Temperatures hover near ninety degrees, and customer traffic doubled at the neighborhood pool store. Yesterday's evening breeze swept away the last remnants of spring. While Midwest residents continue salting icy walkways, we're dipping our toes into the next season.…

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Delightful Gifts

"God shines forth. Our God comes and will not be silent...He summons the heavens above,and the earth, that he may judge his people...'Sacrifice thank offerings to God,fulfill your vows to the Most High,and call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.'" -…

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Stronger than the Mountain

I squinted at step number three hundred, wavering before me. Staking my right foot in place, I gripped the rail and heaved myself onward. My lungs strained to draw themselves full, but drank the air as if sucking ocean water through a straw to quench a thirst. I clutched my swimming…

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Brilliant Focus

Receding clouds clear distractions from my mind, and I reflect on those beloved sunset walks before this spell of rain. I miss the refreshing strolls, but must admit I wasted some. Staring into my own shadow, I monitored my feet and two rectangles of concrete ahead of them. Fretful thoughts scrolled…

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Praise Vitality

The setting sun claps against its oceanic reflection in a coral splash of applause. "Well done, Lord," it seems to convey. "Once again, God has accomplished His perfect will in this day." A crescent moon waits to take its place, grinning praises to the Star-Crafter Who set it as a light-bearer among…

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