A Girl Gives Her Testimony to a Group of Much Better Women than She and It Is Well-Received

I presented my story at one of those Bible studies in which I participate. I worried over what to write for two weeks. I was asked last night if I could go today instead of next week. I said, “Sure.” I hadn’t figured out what I was going to say, didn’t have any props (because… Continue reading A Girl Gives Her Testimony to a Group of Much Better Women than She and It Is Well-Received

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Twenty-One Days

A lot of the friendships I’ve strengthened and valued most in the past year have been those formed through faith-based events: gals I’ve met through volunteering at a Christian school; the retreat I attended in the spring; the Bible studies I’ve attended. These women are beautiful creatures; I feel blessed to know them. Would that… Continue reading Twenty-One Days

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Dandelion Wine

So first of all… the New Year’s Resolution was to reclaim a usage of capital letters. I struggled with whether to make Picky exempt from this because for nearly fifteen years I have refrained, but… a resolution’s a resolution, so… capitals. Why I wanted to read it: Last year, my parents and I saw The… Continue reading Dandelion Wine

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bah humbug

weeks ago — before thanksgiving — i bought a tiny christmas tree for my room. it stayed in the bag in my trunk until tonight. i was in heb getting a plant as a housewarming gift for a dude i’d been talking to for a couple of weeks — i’d chosen not to get a… Continue reading bah humbug

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it should be enough…

me: are you okay if i’m in jeans and a t-shirt? bumbler: yes, i prefer it. days later… me: what sort of woman do you seek, and where do i fall short in comparison? bumbler: you wore a t-shirt and brought a backpack with you on our date. that’s fine, but it doesn’t really suggest… Continue reading it should be enough…

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the lord of the rings

why i wanted to read it: because i LOVE the movies and the story, and it’s been on my to do list for decades. what i liked: i listened to it on audio, yall, so i can’t share specific lines. good god, tolkien’s world-building ability is amazing. his descriptions are beautiful. his mastery of language… Continue reading the lord of the rings

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the fall film challenge: update

i did not watch a single film from my list this year, and it wasn’t because i was less interested in those films i’d selected than those of previous challenges. i just wasn’t in the mood. i’ve seen two flicks in theaters this year, yall: men in black: international, which pretty much sucked, and ford… Continue reading the fall film challenge: update

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the fall film challenge: my list

one. richard armitage: brain on fire. two. sean astin: the goonies. three. sean bean: mirror mirror. four. cate blanchett: song to song. five. orlando bloom: new york i love you. six. billy boyd: the flying scotsman. seven. marton csokas: the amazing spiderman two. eight. benedict cumberbatch: war horse. nine. john rhys-davies: aquaman. ten. luke evans:… Continue reading the fall film challenge: my list

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the fall film challenge

begins one minute past twelve a.m. september first / concludes midnight november thirtieth. you may NOT use a movie you have already seen, even in part (excluding trailers), for this challenge. all films MUST be new to you. all selections MUST have a page on the internet movie database and MUST have (had) a theatrical… Continue reading the fall film challenge

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