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I Believe, by M.J. Anderson (Unsent Letters Religion Theme)

Dear Rob,

I’ve written so many letters to you… so very many, and not one of them was ever intended for you to read. I suppose it was more my way of talking to you in a tangible way, a way where others wouldn’t think I was crazy.

You see, there was a time when I wasn’t quite so sure of the existence of God, a creator of all creators, some unseen and unknown force in the universe that was all, created all, was both not and part of it all. My life had been hell on earth, and the only bright spot up to the point in time when I doubted creation, doubted God, was you, Rob.

And then you died. (more…)

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Practice What You Preach, by Lindsay Maddox (Unsent Letters Religion Theme)

Dear God,

No. That’s not right.

Dear Christianity,

Ah, much better.

You see, God and I are cool with each other, so it would be quite unfair to address this letter to Him, when it is, in fact, you that I have issues with. (more…)

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Dear Passover, by Andi Caldwell (Unsent Letters Religion Theme)

Dear Passover,

I know I’m supposed to be very busy preparing for this holiday, but I’ve had a little setback this year. Usually, at this time, I would be busy shopping and chopping and preparing and cooking and freezing and setting tables and getting out the fancy china and silverware, etc. But since my accident, I am unable to do any of those things.

My children have offered to do the majority of the work, but that is unrealistic. And so I asked myself, what does this holiday really mean to me. Passover has always meant freedom and spring. (more…)

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Memory of a Bible Reading, by Jennifer Wright (Unsent Letters Religion Theme)

Dear Mom,

Easter is approaching us so quickly, as it does every year. Since this last Christmas, I have been watching the kids with more scrutiny than I normally do. I am seriously starting to regret that we have not gone to church in the last several years. My children are reaping the negative effects of not having God in their life.

I need to say thank you, Mom, for always taking us to church and for always making sure we knew what the holidays were really about.

I will never forget how each year, you would take us out to the garden, Mary and I would sit there in our pretty Easter dresses that you made us and you would read to us about the resurrection of Jesus. (more…)

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Dear Joey, by Carolyn Cordon (Unsent Letters Religion Theme)

Dear Joey,

Even if your life isn’t wonderful, act like it is.

I that’s what I think Jesus is telling you, but you aren’t listening.

I know things get you down sometimes, but getting up again can’t happen if you only think about the bad stuff. If you try, at least once, to go out, feel the breeze, look at the sky and think, “This is wonderful–the world we’ve been given,” you’ll begin to believe it. (more…)

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