Family

June 04 2014

Moving On

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Spring of 2010 I pointed my car in the direction of Nashville and traveled what felt like the whole length of I-65 for the first time. I'd been visiting my best friend in Nashville the …

The Make Believe of Bravery

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When's the last time you felt brave? The question went something like that. We were throwing around conversation starters, playing one of those get-to-know-you type games. We took turns awkwardly umming, passing around glances and dead air. …

How To Fall In Love Every Day

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This is a story about a marriage. It begins with a divorce lawyer, and it ends in a yurt on a rugged hillside in Idaho. Off the grid. And with no running water. I’ll tell you now, though, …

The Inches We Need: A Baseball Story

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Everywhere Around Us Last year, on a typical Saturday afternoon in America, in April, I witnessed a remarkable failure: my 11-year-old son’s baseball team blew a nine-run lead in the final inning. Up 11-2, the Pirates …

Family

May 21 2014

Young Man, Walk

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  I grinned when I saw him. My daughter ran and gave him the kind of velcro hug only a little sister could. He looked exhausted yet his easy gait revealed a solidness found when a …

No More Wannabe Playboys

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*This article is excerpted from Timothy Willard and Jason Locy's new book Home Behind The Sun: Connect With God in the Brilliance of the Everyday.  A hundred years ago, fatherlessness was a result of paternal death. Today, …

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