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Jennifer Rieger

Leaving Home And Finding Purpose

Jennifer Rieger - January 24, 2017

Jennifer Rieger is the English Department Chair at Upper Merion Area High School in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and teaches 12th grade Advanced Placement and creative writing courses. An advocate for her students, she dedicates her time to empowering young people through reading, writing, and acts of love. Jennifer holds a BA in English from West Chester University, an MA in Literature from Rosemont College in 2007, and is currently finishing her MFA at Rosemont with a hybrid concentration in poetry and creative nonfiction. She has been published in BUST Magazine, The Sigh Press, Role Reboot Magazine, and The Manifest.

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France

Coming Home

Derrick Cline - January 23, 2017

We always tell each other to live in the moment; to seize each day; to take full advantage of our lives and follow our dreams. Right after saying this we go about our lives and never give thought to pursuing much beyond our daily routines, leaving our bucket lists full.

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Erik-Ranstrom

How Do I Celebrate My Faith

Erik Ranstrom - November 30, 2016

Faith, for me, is a daily beckoning to trust, and entrust myself to, a world of unseen and imaginative reality that pervades the seen and the ordinary. This beckoning comes from beyond myself, from the utterly mysterious and loving reality that the Church comes into contact with through the enigmatic presence of Jesus of Nazareth, crucified and risen, one in being with the Father.

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Derrick in France

Derrick's Semester in France- Two Weeks

Derrick Cline - August 26, 2016

I’ve discovered which cafes are true cafes and which ones are the tourist traps. I find myself passing fanny-pack wearing, giant-map-toting, photograph-taking families thinking “silly tourists”, before realizing that I have only been here two weeks and the locals probably say the same thing about me!

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