Tag Archives: Personal

Update: Underground Justice & Aftercare Movement

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my involvement in the Underground Justice & Aftercare Movement (UJAM). Thanks to all of you who have asked about it. For you newcomers, UJAM was founded by me and a Nashville … Continue reading

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How chocolate covered strawberries taught me about Lent

I didn’t grow up practicing Lent, or any other practice of the Christian Calendar. Over the last five years as an adult, I’ve come to appreciate the value of these sacred practices. This year, I wanted to give up something for Lent … Continue reading

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Blast from the past

Author Donald Miller works hard to encourage individuals to live their life stories well. He even hosts conferences on “How to write a better story”. He’s not the first to do this. I remember working through a book in college … Continue reading

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Separating truth from a lie

My family is great at hosting people, and we loved it when we had visitors. We often hosted bible studies, football-watching parties, or out-of-town guests. One summer, a large family came to visit. All of the kids were playing in the … Continue reading

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Macaroni & Cheese Cookoff

I know. You are waiting for the results of the Macaroni & Cheese Cookoff with bated breath. Wait no longer. It turns out that this was a brilliant idea. With 9 different recipes (and none from a box!), including a … Continue reading

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Life’s a beach.

Just going to paint a picture today. Hope you don’t mind the change of pace. Keep your eyes open for a new post on Wednesday! When you’re wading in waist-high water, it’s not really deep enough to swim, but deep … Continue reading

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Celebrating new seasons

Another Wednesday post, and it’s my Birthday! Two great things in one day. I love growing older. Life really is like wine, it gets better with age. I don’t know who first said that, but I’m sure it was someone … Continue reading

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Blogging goals

Alright, it’s clear that I am terrible at posting regularly. I often have thoughts and ideas that I want to post, but they never make it to publishing. One reason for this is that I fear vulnerability. I really do … Continue reading

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Just be You

During my commute to work this morning, I thought about why I enjoyed being around certain people. My immediate response to that question was “because that person/these people force me to be nothing other than completely myself.” Not that I … Continue reading

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Ideal v. Real

“This split between the ideal and the real is one of the major reasons Christians struggle. The church often stresses such high ideals that many people feel they can’t be human and still be Christian — an incredible belief when … Continue reading

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