Tag Archives | Forgiveness

Laura Widener | Harbor from the cold

The diner was a chorus of chatting patrons, clanging dishes, and yelping kitchen appliances when the young man in the tattered coat took a seat at the bar that morning. Baltimore’s winter mornings were unforgiving, and chilled bodies craving warmth occupied most of the diner’s seats. Despite the activity, the waiter behind the bar with the nametag “Eric” noticed the young man instantly: the hair styled in dirt and grease stemming […]

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Forgiveness | No irredeemable people

Who among us doesn’t need forgiveness? I’m not talking about forgiveness from the Divine, but from our fellow travelers on this planet. And who among us hasn’t struggled with forgiving others? Somehow, it’s one of the hardest things we’re called to do. This month’s contributors explore forgiveness from many angles. Our interview is with Sita Lozoff, the co-founder of the Human Kindness Foundation, which sponsors the Prison-Ashram Project, encouraging incarcerated […]

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James Norris | Angel of death

Chapter 1 – The Hiker – Ante Mortem Tears fell from her cheeks like the raindrops falling from the dark, swollen clouds that obscured the sky from horizon to horizon. Her gray, tattered, ankle-length dress whipped about her in the wind, and was soaked through. But her long, dark hair lay dry as though there was no wind or rain. Indeed, no rain touched her skin, not where her simple […]

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Margaret Karmazin | Premonition

Mia Osborne reached for her husband, but he was already climbing out of bed. “Gotta get going,” he said. “It’s four o’clock; you go back to sleep. I’ll feed Posey.” Mia sat up, still grabbing at his arm. “Don’t go,” she said. “I had a dream. Please, it’s not going to turn out well…if you go, you won’t come back.” “What?” he said irritably. “I don’t have time for dream […]

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