erin ahnfeldt

Listening to Life

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I pay attention to life is through writing. It helps me slow down, process and make the discovery that I’m not alone. 

Like a stack of stones along the banks of the Jordan, our stories piled up can be a great reminder that God is with us. May these stories be that reminder to anyone who reads them.

The Perfect Storm

After the shooting two weeks ago, the police found a note inside the gunman’s car.  “I don’t have...

The Perfect Storm (The Conclusion)
Room 212 has no windows.  There’s no sunlight breaking through the blinds, warming my students in its brightness.  There are no views of Pikes Peak or of the leaves changing outside. Still, I’ve found beauty there. That classroom has been my home base, the setting...
The Perfect Storm
After the shooting two weeks ago, the police found a note inside the gunman’s car.  “I don’t have any friends,” he wrote.  “I don’t have any family. . .I’ve been an isolated loner my entire life.” He was only nineteen—a recent graduate of Central Visual and Performing...
Trying to Not Get Eaten (The Conclusion)
Stephen waited at the table across the hall.  Kicking him out of class seemed like the right idea at the time, but he missed Zack courageously sifting through his thoughts, and he missed Madison shouting at the hecklers to "give 'em space."  I wished he could've seen...
Trying to Not Get Eaten (Part 2)
Class had barely started, and it was already a disaster.  Across the hall, Stephen waited for me.  After tripping Laticia and getting kicked out of class, he and I needed to have a little chat.  But he could wait.  I needed to calm down.  Adrenaline surged through my...
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