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the longest night of the year: sinking into the winter solstice

  i woke this morning before 6. just before my alarm went off. as i pried open my eyes + snuggled down under the covers to stay warm, i slowly  prepared myself for one of my favorite mornings all year long. the dark, mysterious, silent morning of the winter solstice.…

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the week that was my look back over the 1st half of 2016 // 25

Here we are. Halfway through 2016.  Mind-blowing, huh?! I don’t know about you, but it’s been one helluva year so far. In the best possible + most incredibly challenging ways all at the same time. Because so much has happened (plus I just love to…), I can’t help but take…

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telling my story of faith + exclusion and the rebellious act of being me

i am sitting on my couch in my home, the home that i am so amazingly blessed to own with my wife, watching the clouds disperse outside my living window. the sun is beginning to peek out and shine brightly. it’s early evening, almost 8 pm, and no where near…

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what if it’s not this or that, but everything all at once?

i have some old ghosts that showed up unexpectedly last week. i got called to the principal’s office one day. or, actually, she cornered me in the little kitchen as i was cleaning up after our staff meeting. she asked if she could talk with me. to be honest, i…

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