Life, Death, and the Space Between

Life. . .a heartbeat, a breath, a cry. A baby, alive in its mother’s womb, born of its mother; the seed of two people coming together. Life begins before we enter this earth.

Death. . .no more heartbeat, no more breathing, no more sound. A person’s life ends on earth in a moment.

The space in between. . .we call the process of minutes passed “life”, but I think we should call it living instead.

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Running Water for the Living Water

 

I am slightly behind in my updating and I apologize for that but sometimes life is just too busy and unexpected to work out the way you plan. However, today is a new day and I am making time to put this down. 

This past Sunday I had an amazing privilege; I was part of a team of more than 20 people that took part in one way or another in the 2016 Aspire Harrisburg Marathon. Through the details, I had missed the deadline to sign up to run in a relay with others. What I did not miss though was the opportunity to be a part of that team. I went along as - you guessed it - the photographer.

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An Apology to Many

 

This is rather difficult to write. My heart is heavy and my mind is full. This election has tainted the moods of every American in one way or another. There is unrest and anger and hurt and fear. Politics are such a loaded topic. Writing about them, expressing an opinion regarding them can be terrifying. People seem to lose all tact, reason, and kindness during these months. But I pray that the outpouring of my heart will not be misunderstood as hate speech, nor as an easing of conscience, nor even as a farce or glossing over of real trials. Rather, I pray that these words will be as much of a challenge to anyone that reads them as they have been to me.  

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