A Fine White Dust Themes

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Communication

Part of the problems that Pete Cassidy encountered in his quest to grow closer to God was the lack of good communication between him and his parents. Open and direct discussions were never a part of the family's history. Even as a very young boy of six, Pete could remember that he had to tread lightly on some subjects. He recalled how uncomfortable his parents, especially his father, would be in discussing certain issues.

Pete learned to walk on egg shells around them but he also learned over the years to repress his own thoughts and feelings. The lack of communication is not healthy and can lead to catastrophe. One such crisis was narrowly missed in the boy's thirteenth year when he did not share how close he was growing to a revivalist preacher who eventually asked him to run away from home and go on the road...

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