Culture

November 20 2014

I Used to Be Such a Good Person

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When I lived in Portland, Oregon I was such a good person. I attended political rallies, recycled, and rode my bike everywhere. I believed in social change, living simply, and caring about the earth. I …

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November 19 2014

In the Moment

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The hopes and fears of all my years met in the living room that night. A few years back I sat beside my two best friends and their husbands, reunited for the weekend. We watched …

When Your Mom Comments on Your IG Posts & the New Awk

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“Hi kathy (sic)!! I am so proud of you. (insert kissy face emoji)” “Remember, I love you just like you love Bethany.” My mom is on Instagram and I wondered if what I was feeling was what …

Culture

November 17 2014

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He starts to talk.  He tells his side of things.  I take deep prayer breaths for the 25th time at least.  Inhaling, "Abba," exhaling, "I belong to you."  There were only 8 present in the …

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November 14 2014

Of Wisdom and Women

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Reading through Proverbs lately I noticed, as if for the first time, the preponderance of women. They are everywhere among the words of wisdom. There is Lady Wisdom, the great personification, and the lesser Folly. …

Why He’s Dating Her Instead of You

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Admit it--you've wondered. And not because you have anything against her. She's great. Even you like her. But you can't help but ask, regarding the pile-up of guys waiting like 5pm traffic at a freeway …

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