september 30 . 2016

stories about community • part 1 

Lately, I can’t talk about [authentic] [healthy] community without mentioning the concepts of “vulnerability” and “acceptance”. As I begin to process this idea in this space, it’s helpful for me (maybe for you, too!) to consider the exact definitions of those words:

authentic: of undisputed origin; genuine. made or done in the traditional or original way, or in a way that faithfully resembles an original. (in existentialist philosophy) relating to or denoting an emotionally appropriate, significant, purposive, and responsible mode of human life. Continue reading “september 30 . 2016”

august 26 . 2016

san diego lovin’

I. Ocean Beach at sunset is pretty perfect. The girls had never been on a California beach before, so of course they were overjoyed when they could play in the waves for hours and “not get hypothermia”. As the sun went down, I was content to sit on the shore and watch them, breathing deeply of the salty air and letting every tension melt into the sand. Continue reading “august 26 . 2016”

july 29 . 2016

 

written as I consider the pain that I see being felt all over the world

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Lately, I have been feeding on His faithfulness because He has been so good, because He is good right now, and because I need to constantly remember that He will always continue to be good, will never cease to be good, and is even better than I think He is.

Dear Reader, if you claim to know Him yet felt your insides squeeze a little when you read one, two, maybe all of the phrases right above this one…oh, I’m praying for you tonight.

The One who takes an interest in the state of the country.
The state of this hemisphere.
The state of the world.

The One who sees the brokenness of humanity – all of us – yes, the red, yellow, black, and white ones. Continue reading “july 29 . 2016”