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Your Last Post

“Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.” ~ Pythagoras What was your last post? Your last Tweet? Your last picture on Instagram or your last story on snapchat? What were your last words? My friend Sam didn’t do much on social media. It just wasn’t his thing. But a year ago this week, he posted a family selfie from Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan where the Lions were playing in their annual Thanksgiving Day contest. His caption: “Thanksgiving in the D with the two people I’m most thankful for.” Three months later, Sam was gone. I have an unusual New Year’s resolution. I have decided that 2017 is the year of lifting people up. I’m saddened …

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Eternally Grateful

I know they say you can’t come home again. I just had to come back one last time. ~ Miranda Lambert Growing up Catholic was confusing for me. I attended St. Helen Elementary School, a parochial school in my hometown of Saginaw, Michigan. It’s a traditional brick school house built in 1951. The school was already twenty-five years old when I went there, but it seemed more ancient than that. I thought Jesus himself was once a student and we probably shared some of the same teachers. Some might call this a simpler time, but I spent much of my days in fear, baffled by everything around me. Nothing made sense; not the nuns, not the priests, and certainly not …