Living For Real

Look now, the broken road

Look now, the broken road 150 150 Robert Alan Rife

              Where footsteps once fell, proud and sure, and met solid pavement with unwavering courage, now there creeps, under guise of night a pall,…

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Toward a Rule – Eschewing Truancy

Toward a Rule – Eschewing Truancy 150 150 Robert Alan Rife

In early November of 2016, I participated in a class toward my ordination entitled “Vocational Excellence.” This is part 4 of the paper I submitted, aimed at constructing and presenting a…

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The Day Renders Well Her Light To Cast

The Day Renders Well Her Light To Cast 150 150 Robert Alan Rife

The day renders well her light to cast, comes, with hopeful glance, her tidings bring – haunting dark, like some unholy past soon yields his woe to this better thing.…

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Feast Of Quotidian Delights

Feast Of Quotidian Delights 150 150 Robert Alan Rife

Swollen palettes, satiated on mystery meat, bread and corn husked beside the red swing-set after splish ‘n splash at noon. Summer’s silly sprinkler dance anoints the day with laughter fit…

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Humble extravagance

Humble extravagance 150 150 JJ Landis

I am in the midst of wrapping Christmas gifts for my kids. I’m trying to save the earth and some money by using newspaper instead of official holiday wrapping paper.…

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Moments

Moments 150 150 JJ Landis

My daughter has a book called My Giant Story Book. Among classics like Cinderella and The Elves and the Shoemaker sits a story I had not heard before. The Little…

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It’s not about the balloon

It’s not about the balloon 150 150 JJ Landis

She proudly wore her “high heels,” her new sandals with an elevated heel that she’s not allowed to wear to school because the backs are open. Atop her hair, stringy…

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