Author Archives: David Rupert

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It’s All About Me!

Originally posted on Thinking Out Loud:
We’ve previously reviewed four books by James Rubart here: Rooms, The Book of Days, and The Chair. Recently James shared this story on his blog: A man is enjoying watching a Seattle Mariners game…

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What Can Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Tell Us About God?

Originally posted on TIME:
This article originally appeared on Patheos. You like “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, don’t you? Of course you do. The song is catchy, plain and simple. Or maybe not so simple––new evidence suggests that “Happy” isn’t just…

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Guest Post: Amy Young, "A Boss Who Actually Cared"

In this series, writers from around the world have been sending in their recollections called “What I learned from my first job.” Today, we get to hear from Amy Young, who blogs at The Messy Middle. She’s a terrific writer … Continue reading

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In the Garden of Your Mind

I miss this wonderful man. What are you growing these days? Please, share with a friend if you feel moved. Read all past issues at

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Guest Post: Troy Sims. "Sorry, I have to work"

A number of guest posters this month will be weighing in on “What I learned From My First Job.” Today we’re privileged to have Troy Sims give his insight. Troy has a M.Div from Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Becky Garrison, "Laughing Through The Pain"

In our ongoing series of guest posts about, “What I Learned From My First Job,” we’ve been getting some laughs and some schooling along the way. Today Becky Garrison drops in and tells us what she has learned from her … Continue reading

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It’s never too late

Helen was an instant hit at our writer’s conference.  She’s the kind of woman you want as a mother, grandmother, or friend. Photo by Laura Boggess Her story was of loss – and resilence. She was married for 65 years … Continue reading

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