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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    Queen of the Comfort Zone

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    I used to be the queen of the comfort zone. That does not mean I was comfortable everywhere. Oh no. I was the queen of the smallest comfort zone. The Lichtenstein of comfort zones, if you will. I was uncomfortable wherever I went and I think I was really only comfortable when I was on… Read more »

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    Remember Remember the Whole of September

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        September is over and fall is really here! “Oh my gosh I just can’t even!” I exclaim while holding a diabetes-inducing pumpkin spice latte in one hand and pulling on an Ugg boot with the other. Just kidding. But pumpkin flavored things are shamefully good. So what have I done this month? Let’s… Read more »

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    Sketchy sketchy

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    Now don’t worry your sweet little heart. Nothing’s wrong, nothing’s seedy. Things are getting sketchy though. As in I’m sketchin. As in drawing. Right now I’ve been drawing some of the fellow interns. Here’s Danielle:   Here’s Dorothy:   And here’s Emily:    

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    A Fearsome & Marvelous Purpose

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    I became a Christian when I was four years old. I don’t remember the precise day and I don’t remember with clarity the prayer that I prayed, but I do know that my relationship with God began then. I was recently thinking over this decision I made as a child. Was it real? I didn’t… Read more »

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    A Fierce and Painful City

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    “Animal…. No world of quiet, eroding stones,of meekly rotting cabbages, But one of groaning births and screaming deaths, a savage, coinherent tissue where, in no mutual courtesy, the lion’s whelp is fattened by the lamb.  Red in tooth and claw, we come at last to a fierce and painful city, to the bloody, unobliging reciprocity in… Read more »

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    Rabbit Wrasslin

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    Wondering how my morning went? Probably not, but I’ll graciously enlighten you nonetheless. One of my roommates has a flemish giant rabbit, his name is Dobbie. He lives in a large dog crate because of his massive size. The giant bunny is sick and my roommate is out of town, so my second roommate and… Read more »

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    Authentic Dollar Tacos

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    Every Wednesday, Taqueria Panchito has dollar tacos. Some dollar tacos, like those at Baja (oh yeah, I’m naming names), are mostly tortilla with a little meat added as an afterthought and salsa that’s really just glorified V-8. These dollar tacos though? Incredible. Also, definitely authentic, according to Lupita, our intern from Guadalajara. Still don’t believe… Read more »

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    Making Choices

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    This morning, I woke up with a headache. Around lunchtime I was nauseous. Later, I may or may not have been brooding on a list of things that frustrate me. The office smells funny and we have the doors open to air it out, so I was cold. I was going to do something stupid… Read more »

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    Saltines and Darkness

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      Today I bring to you a stirring tale of tragedy, perseverance, and transcendence. It will shock, inspire, and perhaps bring tears to your eyes. Nah, just kidding. I was sick last week. That’s it. From Thursday to Sunday afternoon I spent the majority of my time eating saltines and sitting in near-darkness grumbling to… Read more »

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    Sand and Seashells and Prayer

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    Sorry, no pictures today, only words. Actually, I’m not sorry. I feel like I owe you, dear reader, some more substantial thoughts than what I’ve been putting out. Today we had our third class on prayer. Part of what we’ve been learning is to make listening a regular part of our prayer life. This is… Read more »