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Big News!

Big News!

I have this project I have been working on for months now, in the quiet early morning hours set aside for study and writing, in coffee shops and in anytime I can poke around the edges of life. It is my passion project. Perhaps you have one too and know what I am...

Fall Reading Recap 2019

Fall Reading Recap 2019

This fall was a fruitful reading season for me, covering a wide swath of topics and themes, exploring moments in history of which I possess little knowledge and pushing myself in some cases to wrap my brain around some dense but worthwhile reads. I decided that since...

The Facts of Life by Padraig Ó Tuama

The Facts of Life by Padraig Ó Tuama

The Facts of Life by Padraig Ó Tuama That you were born and you will die.   That you will sometimes love enough and sometimes not.   That you will lie if only to yourself.   That you will get tired.   That you will learn most from the situations...

25 Childrens Books for Advent and Christmas

25 Childrens Books for Advent and Christmas

Each year we count down the days of Advent by unwrapping a reading a book each night. While some of the books we use are fun and frivolous, we try to use these books and this time to teach the story of Advent and Christmas to our kids. We hope to offer a counter...

Our Endings are for the Kindom

Our Endings are for the Kindom

I sat on the phone with a dear friend and colleague, listening to their lament. “Damn” I said, because that’s what ministers sometimes say to each other when we talk about hard things. The church they were serving was headed toward closure and my friend was dismayed...

Temptation by Nina Cassian

Temptation by Nina Cassian

Call yourself alive? Look, I promise you that for the first time you'll feel your pores opening like fish mouths, and you'll actually be able to hear your blood surging though all those lanes, and you'll feel light gliding across the cornea like the train of a dress....

11 More Books to Enrich Young Faith

11 More Books to Enrich Young Faith

The creativity it takes to teach children always requires keeping an eye out for books and resources that can connect the stories of our faith to the experiences of our children. There’s nothing more exciting than watching a child’s imagination come alive with...

Don’t Hesitate by Mary Oliver

Don’t Hesitate by Mary Oliver

“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this...

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