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Carrie Maldonado – Writer

Freelance writer, wordsmith, and novelist

I am flummoxed (I just love that word, btw) about how to teach my kids to be decent human beings in a world where we have made idols out of our feelings. Not to offend anyone, but I’m starting to get a little offended about how offended people are getting about being offended, or offending, or something.

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I was talking with a group of friends this week about fitting in. We were discussing how so many of us didn’t feel we belonged, or were bullied, or just weren’t comfortable in our own skin when we were growing up, and the kind of self-destructive behavior that ensued trying to numb that pain. The …

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    Once upon a time, before I was the shining example of serenity and balanced living that I am today, I had a slight little patience impediment. By that I mean I had none. I didn’t necessarily think this was a bad thing at the time, mind you. I saw myself as a hard …

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Does this ever happen to you? You’re functioning (or barely) throughout the day, doing life, when all of a sudden a PROFOUND LIFE TRUTH hits you, and you think “I’ve got to write this down and then blog about it”? If you are like me, then once you process that PROFOUND LIFE TRUTH, you immediately …

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I have been living in a pretty awesome bubble for the last three months. It started with an in depth examination of what I’ve jokingly called my life motto “I believe, help my unbelief.” In case you don’t know, that is found in the Bible (Mark 9:24) and basically this guy wants Jesus to heal his …

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Oh, if I only had a basket of money for every time I’ve heard “Bloom where you’re planted”.  The wish is part of the problem, of course, but the reason I’ve heard it so many times is because it is not unheard of for me to express frustration and discontent over my current station in …

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