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About ansaphil

I am the fourth of five children, born and raised in Bakersfield. I am an at home mom of two teenagers. I attended the local junior college and worked my way through my last two years at USC. But that was some time ago and I do not think writing ability has much to do with where one attended school. I was never sure what to be when I grew up. But I always loved books and music. Several years ago I found myself writing more and more in my journals. It was almost as though I was processing life through my writing. Eventually it occurred to me that perhaps I might have something to say publicly, and not just in my journals. I hope my unique perspective on things will be a blessing to all.

I love books!

It’s interesting to me to see how different the generations are.  I love books and have since I learned to read.  Perhaps I loved them even before that, since I recall studying picture books during my “nap time” whcn I … Continue reading

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What to get for someone who has nothing.

I bet you thought this was about a street person or something. Sorry, it is not, though I have done that and it really takes a village. This was about someone close to me, who is single parenting. After a … Continue reading

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Perspectives on CPS

I’ve been thinking lately about CPS.  I kind of got slapped with a new perspective on it recently and am still trying to figure things out.  I have a friend who is a nurse.  After retiring, she decided to volunteer … Continue reading

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A faulty paradigm

Recently, I noticed there were reports about a list of the 100 largest churches in the US. I actually read a bit about one in a blog post.  I am astonished at some of the assumptions involved.  I read so … Continue reading

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I had an odd experience recently.  I made a purposefully vague comment about a recent sermon being better than the week before.  Two people took exception to that.  I thought that was odd, because it was, after all merely an … Continue reading

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The questions, right and wrong

I had one of those experiences last week when a blog post elsewhere triggered a memory.  It connects to a blog from Rachel Held Evans called, Is doubt an STD?  At least I think I have that right.  You should … Continue reading

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I recently read another blog with several perspectives on suicide, or at least having thoughts in that direction.  Many of the comments had to do with how unhelpful it is when one is terribly depressed and people assume you must … Continue reading

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