Relationships should begin, and proceed, on the progression of steps. When getting to know each other or beginning to pursue romance, the relationship should deepen as a response to each other’s steps.
My mother’s death occurred almost fifteen years before I learned about it. Her death was a news story. Murdered by a stalker while she lived in Miami. It occurred, of all days, on my ninth birthday, with me thankfully unaware. My mother was a stranger to me—both because of her absence and because of her… Continue reading Two Deaths and a Parking Lot
“...memory is our only true access to reality.” ― Blake Crouch, Recursion Can we stop our sinful patterns if we erase our memories? Two different storylines wrestle with this very question. The first is Veronica Roth’s Divergent series concerning a hated character named Peter. The second is a sci-fi series on Netflix called Dark Matter.… Continue reading Our Memory Makes Us
Recently Joshua Harris, author of the famous I Kissed Dating Goodbye, announced first his separation from his wife and then the fact that he no longer considers himself a believer. Lots of people have reasons why they think this has happened. I don’t pretend to know what is going on in his life, but I… Continue reading Faith Isn’t Pretending
Stranger Things Season 3 burst forth with the energy of a firecracker unrolling one of the show's most terrifying seasons. The storyline builds up to a dramatic ending, highlighting an important theme of this season—the power of memory. *Spoilers ahead* On a hot summer’s day, Will is excited to be with his friends again, playing another intense… Continue reading Stranger Things 3: The Power of Memories to Forge the Future