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About loverofwords20

Allison is an aspiring author, and a lover of words, music, and the Lord Jesus Christ. She is also abysmal at these “about you” things, being unable to think of quirky characteristics at the drop of a hat. However, she enjoys singing randomly and loudly, and laughing hysterically while being caught in the rain.

Chuck Norris Won’t Let Me Write

I’m preparing to write a masterful blog post. It’s a daunting endeavor. First of all, I must think of a gripping subject matter. This task is often the hardest. Thoughts are fleeting. Focus is fickle. Therefore, food is required to … Continue reading

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Gigi’s Story

“It’s my daddy’s birthday soon.” She pauses, giggling, and stares into the distance. Nappy hair springs enthusiastically into intricate tendrils around her face, and a chubby hand pushes rounded glasses further onto a snub nose. She looks at me, eager. … Continue reading

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I’m a Baptist, and I Believe that Gays were “Born that Way”

I am a Christian. And I think gay individuals were “born that way”. On second thought, let me qualify that statement. I have been raised a Baptist, indoctrinated that homosexuality is a horrendous sin, and further informed that being gay … Continue reading

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Christians are Hypocrites – I Have Proof

4:25. The bold black numbers shifted slowly, rhythmically, ever upwards. 4:37…4:44…4:53. I watched the numbers metamorphosis, mesmerized by their clock-like precision. 5:25. Sighing, I glanced to my left at the large, modern clock, then back at the caller ID screen, … Continue reading

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To My Teen Brother: I’m Sorry. Your Christmas Gift Involves My Little Pony

For a big family, Christmas presents are an interesting proposition. Should every family member give every other family member a gift? For us, a family of ten, the answer has been a resounding, “I’d be broke if I gave all … Continue reading

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Judgemental Love – Oxymoronic?

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. (Charisma pales in comparison to sincere words, spoken in love). 2 And though I have the … Continue reading

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Herbert Loves Me, and Other Weird Things Librarians Hear

Librarians are not known for their lovability. Lost in reminiscing, my grandpa once reflected, “I was scared of the library ladies.” When pressed for details, he paused, and his left eyelid twitched. Finally, he muttered, “They shushed people.” Indeed. Generally, … Continue reading

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It ain’t selling if you already bought it

Since this is my normal modus of operandi, I am going to leap blithely back into blogging, pretending I have never been absent. ……. Maybe you’re the one that was MIA. Ever considered that? (Little mind trick, there. My four … Continue reading

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So Big – A Tale of Gyms and Disillusionment

“Soooo big!” I turned and stared scathingly. “What did you just say?” The jerk grinned, repeating blithely, “You’re sooo big!” I stared daggers at my oblivious brother. “Is that a joke?” Quirking a sardonic eyebrow, he pointed at my little sister, who … Continue reading

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Dramatic Decisions – Move to Europe? Or Cut My Hair?

There comes a point in every woman’s life when she simply needs a change. Revamped geographical scenery is not enough, nor is a complete upheaval of her familiar quirks and habits. Even switching up her favorite restaurant never quite cuts it. Frankly, … Continue reading

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