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A New Easter Message

The story that we are told about Easter is at the same time graphic, boundless in love, and powerful enough to launch a movement that has persisted for two thousand years. Jesus had a message of love and inclusion. He… Continue Reading →

A Sign from a Child

I also thought about all the things he didn’t say. He didn’t say that she was pretty. He didn’t say that she was too emotional. He didn’t say that she was a member of the second best gender or that she should learn how to keep a house. He didn’t say that he cannot wait until she gets older so that people could objectify her and take advantage of their power over her. He said she was smart.

Any Connection Is Better Than Disconnection

I heard this week that somebody called Michelle Obama an “ape in heels.” This is not the first time something like this has been said and I’m fairly certain that it won’t be the last. I will readily admit that I have an undying love for Michelle Obama and that love probably motivated me to sit and write about this, but know that I would feel the same way about any similarly egregious remarks.

Labels Out: Stripping Back the Limits we Put on God

We all get labeled at some point in our lives. We’re labeled as the smart girl, or the jock, or the bitch at work, or the Donald Trump supporter. True, some of them be deserved; these labels might reflect something… Continue Reading →

The Time I Dropped the Egg Timer

One of my favorite things about my relationship with my wife is the amount of time we spend cooking in the kitchen. Hey hey! That’s what she said!! But, no, this is not a euphemism. We literally spend a lot… Continue Reading →

The Parting Glass

But since it falls unto my lot That I should rise and you should not I’ll gently rise and I’ll softly call Good night and joy be with you all // the parting glass There are millions of beautiful people… Continue Reading →

Freedom & Overwhelming Force

I’m not a war connoisseur or a history buff but I watch a ridiculous quantity of war documentaries on Netflix. The way that these stories have been crafted are really interesting to me. You couldn’t write more compelling fiction. There’s… Continue Reading →

Worth the Effort: 4 Lessons About Marriage that the Fairy Tales Forgot

Marriage is a loaded word. You’d think that after thousands of years of marriages, we would have figured it out. If you were able to step outside of time and look in at humanity, you would think that marriage is… Continue Reading →

Part Saint & Part Sinner

I used to think that I had to do everything right. In fact, I thought the goal was to get more and more things right until eventually everything was right. Nothing was wrong. Wrong was bad. Wrong was so bad,… Continue Reading →

The Gods I Don’t Believe In

People sometimes ask me if I believe in God. In the pause between the end of the question and the beginning of my response, a million things happen in my head and throughout my body.

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