Michal And Her Grief

I’ve read through 1 and 2 Samuel my fair share of times. Apart from reading it on my own, really who has been to church and not heard about the ascension of Saul, his downward spiral, and King David’s rise to power? Those stories are important and, if you go to church in America, inescapable…. Read more »

The Hydroelectric Plant

Today’s post continues my meandering series digging through old photos and sharing some that have good memories, or interesting subjects. These photos, all at the bottom of the post, are from the hydroelectric plant at Belle Isle. Seven years ago, I saw this building for the first time. It’s mostly obscured by trees, a little… Read more »

The Casual & The Omnipotent

  This post starts with a good chunk of text from the bible and everything I have to say relates to that excerpt, so please do read it through. This takes place after Jesus’ death and resurrection. A handful of disciples had gone fishing together and Jesus appeared to them. They ate breakfast together by… Read more »

Wives, Submit to Your Husbands

A lot of things change when you get married and a lot of things change when you’re getting ready to get married. Suddenly you have a new home, new furniture, a new routine, a new person whose feelings you must consider in all of your decisions. But, when you’re getting married, how does the power… Read more »

What it is to be Ageless

I would like to blog about politics, but it feels a little futile. Millions of people are raging against our president, new refugee policies, and the latest atrocity that is the proposed healthcare bill. I enjoy blogging about theology, but that usually requires a level of scholarship and research that I haven’t quite felt up… Read more »

North Africa- The Food

Last month I went to North Africa. We spent nine days setting up an art gallery, meeting new friends, talking with gallery visitors, eating at new restaurants, and praying for the city we were in. The country we were visiting is 99% Muslim. The city we were in had a handful of indigenous believers. We… Read more »

North Africa- The People

Last month I went to North Africa. We spent nine days setting up an art gallery, meeting new friends, talking with gallery visitors, eating at new restaurants, and praying for the city we were in. The country we were visiting is 99% Muslim. The city we were in had a handful of indigenous believers. We… Read more »

North Africa- The Gallery

Last month I went to North Africa. We spent nine days setting up an art gallery, meeting new friends, talking with gallery visitors, eating at new restaurants, and praying for the city we were in. The country we were visiting is 99% Muslim. The city we were in had a handful of indigenous believers. We… Read more »

North Africa- The Language School

Last month I went to North Africa. We spent nine days setting up an art gallery, meeting new friends, talking with gallery visitors, eating at new restaurants, and praying for the city we were in. The country we were visiting is 99% Muslim. The city we were in had a handful of indigenous believers. We… Read more »

Things We Should Tell Our Daughters: On Letting Boys Touch You

This is a series of separate short sections. Here is one entry. More to follow. The skills and stories passed from father to son are foundational to every society. So is the wisdom passed from mother to daughter. How to make pancakes, how to get blood out of underwear or sheets, how to catch a… Read more »

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    Songs I Have Stuck in My Head- Winter 2016/2017

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    Since discovering Spotify (shamefully less than two years ago), I have created far too many playlists. There’s one for each month, each season, each couple of weeks when I have a set list of songs playing over and over in my head. Here are five out of the many songs that are currently stuck in my… Read more »

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    Why I Need the Affordable Care Act

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    For the past few days (well, weeks and months really) I’ve woken up to news stories about the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. I have a habit of scrolling through social media and reading a couple articles when I wake up just so I can start my day with the right mixture of fomo… Read more »

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    Make Space

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    Donald Trump is president of the United States. You know this, I know this, probably almost everyone in the world knows this. Donald Trump is president. Some are celebrating, some are angry, some have moved quickly from disappointment to apathy. If you have already moved on from your disappointment, if you never really felt strongly… Read more »

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    We Get What We Do Not Deserve

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    This is a series of separate short sections I’ve been writing for fun. Here is one entry. You can read the previous post here.  The skills and stories passed from father to son are foundational to every society. So is the wisdom passed from mother to daughter. How to make pancakes, how to get blood… Read more »

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    We Feed Our Daughters Pain

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    This is a series of separate short sections I’ve been writing for fun. Here is one entry. More to follow. The skills and stories passed from father to son are foundational to every society. So is the wisdom passed from mother to daughter. How to make pancakes, how to get blood out of underwear or… Read more »

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    7 Things Not To Do When You Are Sick

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    These are all things that I’ve done while being sick for the past week. Please learn from my mistakes. Or, at the very least, laugh with me. 1). Do not over-ambitiously schedule meetings. I’ve had to cancel 5 meetings this week. Some of which I scheduled earlier this week. While I was sick, assuming I… Read more »

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    23

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    Because my birthday was less than a month ago, I feel like it’s not too late to write an introspective blog post recapping this past year. 23 was a good year. Over the past year I: -Got to know more of Turkey, the Turkish language, and some great people who live there -Designed a series… Read more »

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    The World Isn’t Getting Worse

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    The world is awful. There’s war, addiction, rape, hatred, terror attacks, famine, oppression, pollution, crime. It feels like a new scandal surfaces every day, exposing the dark side of a trusted celebrity or public figure. Children join gangs or drink alcohol or get pregnant or sell drugs. Each new headline announcing a bombing, a shooting,… Read more »

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    Social Media Etiquette for Election Season

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    Social media is great. It’s also brutal sometimes, especially when politics, religion, or anything more controversial than irritating minion memes get involved. So here’s some advice. I hope it’s helpful and doesn’t come across as too self-righteous. 1) Fact-check articles before you post them.  Make sure that whatever you’re posting is true, and that it’s… Read more »

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    Summer So Far

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    Summer so far has involved lots of travel, lots of food, and lots of work. I’ve visited friends and family, edited websites, drafted reports, written lot, taken a lot of pictures, posted on 10 different social media accounts for work, driven over 30 hours for trips, attended weddings, and eaten so much good food. Since… Read more »