Starting

The student who calls me mom came to see me at her wit’s end. She just couldn’t bring herself to do her history project, she said. She didn’t feel like it, she’d already had a stressful day, but it was due soon and she knew she needed to work on it. Might I have any […]

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The Inaccuracy of Streaks

Whether you’re a New Years resolution kinda person or not, we all generally seek to make improvements in our lives from time to time. Often, it involves incorporating new habits: exercising X amount of times a week, reading the Bible consistently, spending more time with loved ones.  When creating these habits, we often rely on […]

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My Word for 2021

The word for the year came faster and more subtly than I expected. I anticipated a word out of left field, something I wouldn’t understand but would come to grasp as spring gave way to summer. Instead, what came into focus made almost too much sense. Am I just choosing this word for my own […]

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The New Year Post

At the onset, I feel like I should admit a few things: I don’t really celebrate New Year’s in the “new me” way. I spend time with family, sure, but I don’t do any of the fitness goal setting, this year’s word choosing, or Bible reading plan selecting. I’ve tried it all, and it’s not […]

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Imaginary Crises & Bad Persistence

Samuel was one of my favorite leaders of Israel. From boyhood he was serving God in crazy ways, even in stark contrast to those who were supposed to be the spiritual authority.  Unfortunately, his sons didn’t follow in his footsteps. We’re told that, “his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after […]

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