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Writings by Karrie Zylstra Myton

Blessing a Small Group of Disciples in 2013

by Karrie Zylstra Myton I took my first Disciple class when I was still a baby or, at least, that’s how it feels to me now. I know I’ve taken 3 classes, all at Mason United Methodist Church in Tacoma. … Continue reading

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Married to Destiny

Tacoma never won many beauty contests. My first memory of the place involves a nasty stench. The Tacoma Aroma wafted through my family’s car as we drove past the port with it’s smokestacks spewing the stench of I don’t know … Continue reading

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Rebeginning in the Center

by Karrie Zylstra Myton In the beginning I felt guilty about God. I’m not sure how much of this came from the church and how much from our wider culture in the United States, but I heard many messages about … Continue reading

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Sacramento Valley Angels

by Karrie Zylstra Myton In 1993 my sister Mary and I borrowed my mother’s Honda Civic to drive to San Francisco. I had a friend I wanted to visit, so we went on a grand adventure together. We drove the … Continue reading

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The Strike

by Karrie Zylstra Myton Photo by Mark Coldren On Friday the 13th, I stood in my mother’s yard with my 12 year old son Kieran. He had been throwing his energy around, playing in kiddie pools filled with cold water. … Continue reading

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Drifting Dad with Cheyenne

On Labor Day 2011, my family climbed into my mother’s minivan and trekked the 2 hours and one ferry ride to the island where Dad wanted to be. The day was a spectacular 70 degrees with sunlight sparkling across the … Continue reading

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At One in the Bell Choir

by Karrie Zylstra Myton A moment of awe overtakes me as I relax into the music while ringing bells. It doesn’t matter if I am practicing or performing in front of the congregation, but I must be relaxed so it … Continue reading

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