Pontius Cominus’ Extraordinary Day

So we decided to send another man to the Senate. The only problem was the immense army of Gauls between Veii and the Capitol. Now, I’ve always been a little hotheaded so, long story short, I volunteered. Basic suicide mission – why not! From what we could figure out, the best way would be to float down the Tiber River to Rome.

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The Beanstalk

…he started climbing again. Eventually he came to a wooden ceiling, or so it seemed to Jack. It was painted black. Jack realized he had reached the top of the sky! He looked down and gulped. He could not see his house anymore. Looking up, he noticed that the beanstalk grew through a hole in the ceiling…

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Three American Poets

By Sarah Levesque (Rated PG for questions regarding sexuality) Title rolls: The Lizzy F Show with Emily Dickinson Lizzy F: Good afternoon and welcome to the Lizzy F show! I’m Lizzy F, and today I am joined by prominent American poetess, Emily Dickinson. <clapping> Emily, you’re known for your unusual lifestyle and your illusive poems. […]

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Dance Me Around

As a woman, traditionally it is my role in partner dancing to follow my dance partner. Let me tell you that this has not always been easy for me, and still isn’t.

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Lady Judith

“Lady Judith! Lord Uzziah’s gonna surrender in five days! What’s gonna happen then? Will they raze the city?” My real question was “what will they do to me?” but I didn’t ask it. How would they know that I’m just a slave girl who had no part in it?

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Winter 2020: The Church as the Body of Christ: Unity & Community

Join us as we explore the Church as the Body of Christ, Unity & Community. In these pages you will find things we all hold in common and things we disagree on. You will find non-fiction, poetry, reflections, puzzles, book and media recommendations, and a fictionalized account of a real fight with the devil. We can’t wait to hear what you think!

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The Letter

She was waiting for a letter. A specific letter. His letter. She did not know what it would say, of course, but she knew it would contain some anecdote to make her laugh , some odd suggestion or perhaps a joke to go along with the more serious subjects he would touch on…

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The Power of Prayer

“Where do we go, oh, when our prayers are answered? Where do we go, oh, when our prayers are answered but the answer is no?”Lindsey Stirling and Carah Faye ask a good question in this song, a question they leave unanswered. I have found myself asking this question more than once, as my prayers are not always answered the way I want them to be, or in the time I want them to be. But I’m not sure if that’s the right question, because the deeper question is actually ‘Do I trust that God knows what’s best for me?’

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Snow

Swirling, whirling all around
And yet melting on the ground,
Wind blows strong and wind blows fast

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Enfield Report

: Hello, I’m Francis Eldridge from HIST News. Today, July 8th, 1741, I’m standing in front of the Second Meeting House of the First Church of Christ here in Enfield, Massachusetts, where the famous minister Reverend Jonathan Edwards is preaching.

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