Monthly Archives: August 2015

Turia Pitt

Originally posted on WFOH:
In 2011 beautiful Turia Pitt was an Australian mining engineer, model and marathon runner. That year has changed her life a lot. She was trapped by a grass fire in a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon, and suffered burns to…

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“Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Can’t Heal”

Six years ago today, I stood in the bathroom of a sleazy motel in south Florida staring with hatred at the face of the man looking back at me. On the morning of August 18, 2009, the FBI had come … Continue reading

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“Standing Beside Us In Our Suffering”

A note from Tony: I could sit in front of this keyboard for a long, long time and not find words that fit better in this ‘series’ than the ones that follow. Who is standing beside us? Read on: “Nothing … Continue reading

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“The Voices We Hear”

“Did any people ever hear the voice of a god speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and still live?”  Deuteronomy 4:33 ESV When I talk to my sister on the telephone, I hear her … Continue reading

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“The Walking Wounded”

Following the “Path to Freedom” is not a musical romp down the yellow-brick road. Those walking the path do so in a wounded state, since we are all wounded in one way or another. The following words were written by … Continue reading

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“Standing Still Moves Us Forward”

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130 ESV …..and simple-minded is how we act when we turn to our flesh for the answers that come to us in such devastatingly painful ways … Continue reading

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“Stumbling on the Path”

Recently I stumbled on my “Path to Freedom.” My stumbling did not involve succumbing to the most destructive of the demons of my past; the drugs, the alcohol, the pornography. No, it was none of those things. Nonetheless, I did … Continue reading

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