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Cling to Hope

The last two weeks have been gut-wrenching. It is difficult-and, I suppose, a bit against our inclination-to look for hope in moments of despair, and yet, those are precisely the moments when hope is so desperately needed. In my writing, … Continue reading

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Child Sponsorship in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Pray these words: “Jesus, open my heart.” Step 2: Click this link:¬†https://www.compassion.com/ Step 3: Click on the golden button of hope that says “Sponsor A Child Today.” That’s really all there is to it, friends. You’ll find a … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Vote

I heard it again today. You’re wasting your vote. I suppose if the question is whether or not my candidate has any chance of winning the election, the answer is no–and therefore, I am, in a sense, wasting my vote. … Continue reading

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The Anniversary

I very specifically intended not to write about the anniversary of 9/11. My reasons seem rational to me. First, I believe wholeheartedly that there are many individuals who have worthwhile things to say about that moment, and I am not … Continue reading

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Sunflowers & Prose

Writing is hard work. It requires time, planning, dedication, and effort. It’s like gardening, in a sense. It’s especially like gardening in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. You can’t just throw seeds in the ground and walk away, expecting a … Continue reading

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Reunion Stuffs

If you’ve followed my blog for some time, you’ll remember that in 2013, I was anxiously planning the first Schmitzer Family Reunion of my lifetime. I think back on those weeks and months leading up to the Big Hoorah, and … Continue reading

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150 Days in the Psalms

Most of you know that I’ve been working on a Psalms Project for some time now. I still have quite a ways to go with it, and every time I think I’m making progress, I find that I have so … Continue reading

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