If Life is Sacred

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The United States is narrowly divided on the question of abortion. According to the Pew Research Center, “Currently, 57% say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, while 40% say it should be illegal in all or most cases” [a]. I’m not intending to write a polemic here to convince you one way or another. I’ve found that most people have firmly established views, and they’re not easily changed by anything but personal experience. What I am intending to do is to pose a question about the sacredness of life. Continue reading


Fleshing It Out

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Lately I’ve been thinking about all the people I’ve known in my life. There are people like my parents who provided the baseline for love, support, and continuity in my early years. There are people who have shaped me by disappointment with the low value they placed on our relationship. There are people who I’ve known since I was young and our relationship has evolved over time. There are people whose lives I’ve intersected for only a short time but who’ve had lifelong meaning for me. . . And with all the people I’ve known, it is through  living  that they spoke to me, sometimes in the most subtle, understated, and unintentional ways. Continue reading