“Stolen”

Within minutes of returning to my car after a brief but beautiful hike, my phone began to explode with text messages. Every one of the senders was attached to a credit card company. Each was checking to see if I had just made a purchase at a Walmart for $1040 (What I would later learn …

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Lying

The large round table had a circle of a dozen or so young people and two or three adults all engaged in discussing and discerning what the theme for an upcoming youth gathering might be. One of the youth offered, “Listen to this song:” “Tell me liesTell me sweet little liesTell me lies, tell me, …

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Influencer

“Before the start of summer every year, under my grandfather’s guide, I would clean, grease, and check over the whole machine to make sure it would run smoothly for the upcoming hay season. I learned to observe multiple moving parts in this old machine, such as the timing of the metal arm which was responsible …

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