Month: September 2018

Review of Finding God In The Waves by Mike McHargue (@sciencemike)

Review of Finding God In The Waves by Mike McHargue (@sciencemike) I found it a little bit difficult to figure out which memoir I really wanted to write about. There’ve been so many recently my life that literally changed my worldview. I’d like to start by mentioning a few that were in the running in …

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The Story has Changed

I thought I had a true story to tell, but it was fictionalized.  Like many of you, I had a story about my own life that was fiction. Even memories and feelings had been shifted with time or twisted by emotions and justifications for my feelings. I wasn’t trying to lie, I just didn’t realize that …

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Cool Kids

In the beginning, all I wanted was… to fit in. I was a pretty shy and nerdy kid with a bit of a “zany” sense of humor. The fact that back then I’d actually use the word zany to describe my sense of humor kind of sums it all up. My parents were a bit …

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Meaningless

One day when I was in High School- I had the greatest discovery of my life. I finally figured out what I was meant to do. I had always known it was within reach- this thing that I was built for but hadn’t quite found. Until then I was useful, but inefficient. It was like …

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Tattoo Me

When I was around 20 years old, I was part of a youth outreach organization for the Wesley Center (a Methodist campus ministry) on the campus of Georgia Southern University. I was pretty involved, and became part of a summer traveling group called Lifesavers. Four college kids hopped in a van, hired for next to …

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Left on the Counter

I finally met all my dad’s expectations of “success”- I was out of debt, I had published a book, my business was successful and I was “financially secure.” This was his rallying cry. I figured FINALLY- after 40 years of trying to please him with the external stuff, I’d finally get to talk to him …

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The Plotline (Fall18A)

The flirty tone and cooing lilt in the voice of the woman was filled with sexual energy. The couple was young and attractive, but had no idea I was listening. I could only hear her voice- his words silent on the other end of her phone. I felt guilty listening to such private conversations I …

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