Family

September 15 2014

I Am Placed

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I was caught off guard by how quick and hard the tears came. This moment was weeks in coming, and while I expected there to be some emotions, I didn't expect this. They lodged themselves …

Culture

September 15 2014

Like A Virgin

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I lost my virginity in a hotel room. It was not like the movies, no dramatic musical crescendos, no perfectly crafted lines of dialogue, just two people cautiously traveling each other's bodies for the first …

What Your Selfie REALLY Says About You

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Do you know what sacred waits behind perfect, colored panes? Stained glass windows aren't crafted for strip clubs. Glorious gives glimpse to glory: Beneath still beauty moves the holy.

Family

September 10 2014

I ask, and yet

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My father called with the news that my grandmother wasn’t well. She hadn’t been well for some time; she was in her nineties, and the years were catching up. We made a hasty decision. We …

We Gave Birth in a Hospital That Wasn’t Being Bombed

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My wife and I fell in love to the sounds of distant gunfire and the sonic boom of fighter jets. We went out on our first date to a steak house just down the road …

Culture

September 08 2014

Being Saved by Beauty

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“One thing have I asked of the LORD, one thing will I seek: to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD in …

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