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All miracles pale in comparison to the joy of ruining a writer’s life.

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Walking on water. Turning water into wine. Sex. All these miracles pale in comparison to the joy of ruining a writer’s life with a single comment.

To be the most vicious and aggressive commenter of all time, follow my steps. There’s nothing better than putting arrogant “writers” in their place. One day, you might even take my title for “Writer’s Worst Nightmare.”

First, if the writer is talking about an extremely vulnerable experience in their lives, like losing a sibling, make them suffer for their vulnerability. …


A child pornography scandal gave him 15 and a half years in prison

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When I was a kid, I remember Jared from Subway, who, in commercials, claimed he lost over 200 pounds just by eating Subway sandwiches and constantly presented before and after photos of his progress. He even showed his jeans of when he weighed more than 400 pounds as a comparison to his then much slimmer weight.

While my brother and I knew that you do much more than eat Subway sandwiches to lose 200 pounds, the effects still stuck with us — Subway became our go-to “healthy” fast-food restaurant. …


Scripture Prompt

Every desire we have is for God

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Lately, I’ve felt very chaotic and spiritually unfulfilled. I’ve felt much more tied down to the problems of the world without keeping God first in my mind and heart, and I’ve been struggling with my faith with all the challenges of the world lately, with the pandemic and the chaos of the election. As a teacher doing virtual learning, balancing a Master’s Degree, and attending to my side hustle of writing and editing, I’ve felt very worn down no matter how much rest I’m getting.

Because I feel so connected to the world and everything going on, is it making me less of a Christian right now? I think to my Zoom church services where I feel less connected and increasingly more disengaged to where I can barely pay attention at times. …

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