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Clock-ins and Click-Throughs

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017

Clock-ins and Click-Throughs

Relationships, at their best, are less about the short-term annoyances we face and are more about the long game. I get that. I understand there will be days when we wonder to ourselves, “Is this worth it?” hoping that something, somewhere, somehow convinces us that yes, it indeed is. But we’re not perfect. We’re human. We have moments of weakness–selfishness...

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The Blessing of Being Bloodless

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017

The Blessing of Being Bloodless

There was this random song title that popped in my head this morning: “The Blessing of Being Bloodless.” It’s a song from a real album that posed itself as a soundtrack for a movie that was not real. I’ve thought of 100 other things to write about today, but the words, “The Blessing of Being Bloodless” keeps running through my head. Perhaps because sometimes the ability to feel–and...

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Living as the Loved (Or, Why Legalism and Liberalism Both Miss the Mark)

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

Living as the Loved (Or, Why Legalism and Liberalism Both Miss the Mark)

Just as birds were made to fly, our Creator made us to be loved. Wait, that’s it? Seems so simple. It can’t possibly be that easy. I mean, to be fully loved means to be seen with all my spots and warts and sins and glaring character deficiencies and moments when I’m so locked into myself I don’t even care whom I hurt or how I hurt them. There’s gotta be judgment somewhere, right? I just saw The...

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Embracing the Sequels

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017

Embracing the Sequels

There’s that moment in every major epic movie where the hero accomplishes his task, finishes his quest or otherwise finds what he’s looking for, and there’s great celebration and fireworks and confetti, and everyone’s happy and celebrating. Think about the scene at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope, where the protagonists are getting their medals, or the moment when Neo basically declares war and...

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Well, I guess we’re staying…

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016

Well, I guess we’re staying…

It had been a while since I took a driver’s test. I got to feel like a frustrated teenager again at the beginning of summer as I waited for far too long to get in front of a computer and prove I’m worthy enough to keep driving after 19 years. When my number finally was called, I approached a kindly old lady behind the counter who gave me one freebie answer before I started my test....

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I Left the Stove On… This is What Love Feels Like

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016

I Left the Stove On… This is What Love Feels Like

When you go on vacation, do you ever have that nagging feeling that you left the stove on, or that you’re not entirely sure the neighbor kid is responsible enough to water the plants and take care of the dog, or that you could have serious identity theft waiting for you when you get home because you forgot to stop the mail service? That feeling chews at your psyche while you’re...

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