What Is My Good?

Maybe I’m entering a cynical phase in my life. Maybe I’m taking things to seriously. Maybe I’m being a touch dramatic. Or maybe I’m finally developing a more full view of the world. What I’m feeling and examining now has been building for a few years and I think a similar sensation builds in all of us when we… Read more »

Vegetarian Recipes Pt 1: Fettuccine With Roasted Eggplant, Mushrooms, Ricotta, and Arugula

I want to share a collection of vegetarian recipes I’ve made over the past few months that I really enjoyed. I’m not a vegetarian, but for environmental and ethical issues, I’m trying to eat less meat. Cameron and I actually tried out a vegetarian diet for a couple months to help adjust our tastes and… Read more »

Wild Wild Country

Netflix has a new documentary series called “Wild Wild Country” about a cult that created/ took over a small town in rural Oregon in the 1980’s. It’s a crazy story, the cinematography is beautiful (except for the animations they add in) and the sound track is pretty on point. If you don’t want any spoilers, you… Read more »

We Are Becoming: Adulting in Your Twenties

We are aging like whiskey, Slow and steady, Ancient and sweet. Right now we’re Crude and sharp, Biting and bitter. We are nothing close To what we should be. We can please nobody’s palette, we are worthy of no accolades. After decades of loss and joy And celebration and pain, We will be ready To… Read more »

Summer in Virginia

Summer in Virginia makes anybody who’s not from Virginia tell you stories about a “dry heat”. “It’s a dry heat,” they explain with a wave of their hand as they regale you with tales of Colorado, or Arizona, or that one time in Nevada. “It doesn’t feel hot like it does here.” After his first… Read more »

Prophecies & Parables: Clarity in Confusion

Deep truths in Christian faith often come packaged in the form of paradox. We serve a God who is omnipotent yet personal, a God as perfect in love as He is in wrath. Giving does not deplete us, rather fills us so that we have more to give. Our slavery to righteousness sets us free. We are to… Read more »

North Africa Testimonies: Samuel

We spent a week in North Africa. The two days when we hosted art gallery receptions went by in a blur. We framed pieces, put up walls, printed flyers and statements, arranged furniture, and prepared to speak with hundreds of people. The real beauty of preparing for the gallery, though, was not anything we accomplished…. Read more »

North Africa Testimonies: Fiona

The two days of our art gallery in North Africa went by in a blur. We framed pieces, put up walls, printed flyers and statements, arranged furniture, and prepared to speak with hundreds of people. The real beauty of preparing for the gallery, though, was not anything we accomplished. The real beauty was accomplishing it… Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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    My Favorite Things About Summer

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    Summer in Richmond is by far the best season in Richmond. Even though this is my first summer as a working adult in the city, everything still feels more relaxed and a little slower paced. Burger week exists, restaurants put tables outside, you can swim in oceans and rivers and lakes, it’s great. Below are… Read more »

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    Do you want to work with me?

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    I’m the Communications Director for World Horizons USA and Hillside Missions Organization. During my internship, I wrote a post about why I love where I work. That list was only 8 items, so here are a few more: -This office is a community. We’re friends. We support each other. We work to help each other succeed…. Read more »

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    What Does It Feel Like To Be An Adult?

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    I’m 23. Legally, I’ve been an adult for a few years. However, now that I’m almost 2 years out of college with some job experience under my belt, it feels a little more real. In a lot of situations, I’m very much a fake-it-till-you-make-it kind of person. Often when I’m in situations with people who… Read more »

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    I Work Here

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    Hey friends, it’s been a little bit since my last blog post. That’s partially due to poor scheduling of my personal time (I guess; had to catch up on Bob’s Burgers and The Walking Dead) but mostly due to the fact that over the past month I have: -Returned from Wales -Taken down my show… Read more »

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    Edit: Fight- Wisdom

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    On the blog today, another image from my show! Wisdom is something precious, something rare. Proverbs instructs people to get wisdom, to find wisdom, to seek it out because of its great value. In this image there is a circle cut out of the open hand. I visually compare wisdom to a pearl in order to stress the precious nature of wisdom and the need to search it out. Rather than simply coming with age, the Bible tells us that wisdom is something we can and should seek.

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    A Week in Wales

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    Well, really it was 9 days. But I was just in Wales for about a week for the World Horizons Global Council. I was invited by our international director to attend as a guest. While I was there, I got to meet all of our organization’s field leaders, hear some great stories about things happening… Read more »

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    Edit: Fight – Clarity

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    This week is the last week that my show is up in Gallery Edit at 8 E Broad St. The theme of the show was, essentially, good qualities that we should contend for. I’ll be showcasing some of the pieces along with a little explanation on my blog in case you didn’t have a chance… 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 »