holiness today…?

I grew up with a lot of certainty. I knew exactly what was wrong and what was right. I knew exactly who was in and who was out. I knew who I was supposed to associate with and who I was supposed to avoid. After all, this is the legacy that my church, The Church…

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who am i?

Without a doubt the question of our age is identity. Whether we begin with politics, sexuality, religion, race, geography, wealth or whatever, the question is still the same; who am I? And perhaps most of us feel like we have this figured out on some level. We define ourselves by our jobs, by our relationships…

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control vs. love

Last weekend my family and I found ourselves in a very unusual position…we actually didn’t have anything to do on a Saturday. So we made plans to to head to the movies. We decided it was high time we saw the remake of Aladdin and headed to the only theater that was still showing it….

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three jobs, one calling

Transition and change in life are never easy. Some people handle it with incredible grace and poise and even seem to relish the opportunity for change. But truth be told, I’ve never been one of those people. I’ve always seen transition as something that is difficult and sometimes even painful. That’s why this season of…

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law and love

There’s a lot of talk these days about authority and the law. We see around us everyday people questioning those in rule over us and how we should respond to decisions being made on our behalf or on behalf of our fellow human beings. We have observed people being discriminated against, people unfairly imprisoned or…

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of no reputation

I think part of the natural human condition is concern with appearance. It doesn’t always manifest the same way, but we all to some degree or another are concerned with how we are perceived. Each day I go to a gym where hundreds of people will gather because they have some concern with how other…

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clogged toilets and restorative grace

Yesterday morning I received the text that every spouse loves to receive from their significant other, “There is water coming out of the bottom of the basement toilet”. It’s one of those texts that just brightens your day and doesn’t make the rest of the day stressful at all. Flash forward to the end of…

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she preaches

I often wonder why I engage on social media at all. At one time I remember it being about sharing pictures of your family or telling funny stories about your day or simply a way to reconnect with folks you don’t get to see all too often. But it seems like more and more that…

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endgame

PSA: This is a spoiler free blog post. Endgame: Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know what this lovely little contraction means. And if you’re anything like me and my family, you’ve already been to the theater at least once. In fact, if you’ve ever read my blog at all or listened to…

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the transformation of adoption

Those of you who have read my blog before know that I often find a way to talk about my kids. I mean, how could I not?!? They have transformed my life in so many ways. The crazy thing is, after being on the journey of becoming an adoptive and foster family for the last…

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