Erasing Voices, Erasing Bodies

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I dreaded preaching. In seminary we had to take PR201 and PR202 and then eventually some kind of elective on homiletics. The professor I had for the intro level classes was a white, ol' school, 1950's …

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February 24 2015

unseen shores

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I've walked the streets of Palermo, Sicily twice now. With seven years in between. Seven long years that demanded of me their pound(s) of flesh. Seven years that abducted me from a life I'd once dreamed of …

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February 23 2015

Love Shows Itself Strong

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I. The car ride was silent, with my Grandfather in the passenger seat, his work worn hands smoothing out invisible wrinkles on the knees of his Levi’s jeans. “I’ve been living with her dying for a long …

The One Plate Project (How To Teach Your Kids To Share)

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I am not, under any circumstances, never, ever, not even in my sweetest fantasies, going to take any Major Awards for parenting. I mention that because this story is going to be about parenting, and …

Still True, All the Way Through

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The other night I sat in a meeting with five other church elders and my head pastor, listening to him share the hard realities of leading our church. As he spoke to us, I recognized …

Searching for Heaven on Instagram

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Instagram is my favorite social media platform. I’m a writer, not a photographer, so I can’t really explain this. Facebook and twitter would seem to be more compatible with a love for words. On Instagram, I rarely …

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