Family

June 11 2014

Courage to Listen

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Anybody who knows me knows I love being a dad. Love it. Sure, it can be frustrating sometimes, but more often than not, it is a great joy. Like any parent, I look at my son and see …

Culture

June 11 2014

Jesus Rests

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For months now, I have slipped you in between words, crafting fancy capitalizations to note my leavening faith. Maj has taught me to give things names, so I’ll address you properly: Jesus, come sit down, bring your blues take off your shoes. I’ll boil water for tea but …

Editor Letter

June 11 2014

The Way of the Gun

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I remember the first time I shot a gun. My husband, our dear friend Evan and I all took a few of the family heirloom rifles into the back woods of Oregon, about an hour's drive …

Family

June 10 2014

Consuming Beauty

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A few days before my oldest daughter started high school, I told her she had my permission to wear makeup. I happily anticipated the ensuing conversation. The two of us would conspire to shop a …

On the Train of Madness

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"Nellie was an artist," she says. Aunt Margaret, feeble and tired leans next to me on the couch, peeling open a small notebook filled with sketches of bluebirds and short lyrics. Faint Victorian-esque script fills …

I May Have Been a Part of a Cult Once

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One Easter while I was living with this church startup in Denver, we took to flyer-ing the neighborhoods with pamphlets about our congregation. We’d walk around, working eight or nine hour days leaving door hangers …

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