A Different Jesus

Cameron and I just got back from our honeymoon a couple days ago. It was an amazing trip to Barcelona, Rome, and Paris. We were both in awe of these places we had heard of and never been, these cities that are full of history, culture, great food, and legendary art. Throughout the three cities,… Read more »

Your Clothing Is Not Armor & Modesty Will Not Keep You Safe

As a result of #MeToo hashtags, big names resigning, allegations flying, and brave individuals coming forward, we have had to scrutinize who we glorify, what they’re allowed to get away with, and what our standard for behavior really is in America. In the midst of change, discussion, and reflection, I’ve seen a particular argument pop… Read more »

The Woman Who Killed A Would-Be King

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 »

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 »

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    Edit: Fight – Self-Control

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    I have a show up all month in Gallery Edit in downtown Richmond. Edit is open from 9-5 during the week. Stop by 8 E Broad St sometime to see the show sometime before the end of April! Since I know some of my friends won’t be able to come in and see the show,… Read more »

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    100% to Wales

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    I leave for Wales in a week and a half, and I am happy to report that the work I will be doing there is 100% funded! I will be in Wales for a week to attend my organization’s Global Council. Global Council happens once every 18 months and is a time for our field… Read more »

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    Do You Want To Fight?

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    I have an art show opening on Friday at Gallery Edit on 8 E Broad. The show will be up all month, but you’re invited to the reception on April 1st from 6:00-9:00 pm. The title of my show is “Fight”. Below is the artist statement. If the above preview and the explanation below don’t… Read more »

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    65% to Wales

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      Did you know that I leave for Wales in three weeks? Well I do. Did you know that I’ll be there because I’ve been invited to learn more about the leadership and global work of World Horizons? Well I will be. Did you know that I’ll also get to meet members of an international… Read more »

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    As a Child

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    My office is in downtown Richmond. I like the neighborhood we are in, but it’s on a block that you probably wouldn’t want to walk around by yourself at 3:00 am. Some of our neighbors are nice, some aren’t as friendly. Some people I pass on the street are kind, others talk to themselves or… Read more »

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    Donald Trump Isn’t Funny Anymore

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    He started out as a joke. Mostly because everything about him is so farcical, how could we do anything but laugh. This man? This raging narcissist? This over-tanned individual who is offensive on possibly every level? He’s running for president. Yeah, okay, we’ll see how long that lasts. Unfortunately, as the months have worn on,… Read more »

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    Boston, Conferences, Jellyfish & 30%

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    This morning about 1:30 am we got back from Boston. Well, just outside of Boston. I was there with 6 other staff members and one intern to participate in Gordon College’s Mission Week. While we were there: We talked to students.  We set up our banners (we got shuffled around a little bit, so they… Read more »

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    Some Things I Like & Some Things I Don’t Circa 2016

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    Right now I’m just outside Boston for a mission conference at Gordon College. My organization is exhibiting and we’re talking to students about our internship program and open positions on the field. In order to give a general update on my life/ mental/ emotional state so far this year, I’ve decided to write a couple… Read more »

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    100% to Boston & 20% to Wales

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    Hello friends! Good news on the blog today, I am fully funded for the conference my office will be attending in Boston at the end of the month and I am 20% funded to attend my organization’s Global Council in Wales this April. Thanks so much for your generosity and support! The conference in Boston… Read more »

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    I’m a Communications Director

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    I work in an office in Richmond. I used to work with a team in Turkey. Before that I briefly worked with a team in Kyrgyzstan. And before that, I was in Richmond. But what exactly am I doing in Richmond? In this picture, I’m sitting in an interactive art piece in our gallery. Outside… Read more »