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It’s a new year, and things have been strangely quiet around here so far. I’ve discovered that while I love to write about the beauty in the brokenness and finding joy in waiting, I don’t know yet what to say about finding joy in beauty. That is to say: the world is more beautiful and […]


You Cannot Forget to Live

“…I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should […]


Is Being Tired a Sin?

It was less than a week before Christmas, and I was back at the church I grew up in with my family, sitting in very nearly the same pew we have sat in for perhaps 22 years (there was a Great Shift Backwards a few years back, when the youth group kids decided they wanted […]

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A Word for 2015

I love New Year’s Resolutions. That probably says something about my personality type, but I’m not sure what. I really enjoy setting a goal and jumping all in to accomplish it. Last year I resolved to “take my writing more seriously”, and I did, and it was great. I’m good at really specific resolutions like […]