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I spent New Year’s in a chicken coop.

I spent the last week of 2016 in the middle of nowhere, sleeping in a chicken coop with my dog.

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reflection from the election.

It’s hard to look at this election cycle and find a way to praise God. I mean, hard. Our country is on its way to becoming more divided than ever before, and that’s pretty scary to think about. Newsfeeds and are filled with hate speech, racism, and bigotry…or as I’d like to call it, sin.… Continue reading reflection from the election.

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Into the Light.

I’ve contemplated sharing my story for years. I’ve written and re-written this story, trying to perfect the words so that I speak as eloquently and gracefully as possible. Over those years, I’ve realized that eloquence is not always necessary, but transparency is. I am sharing my story because 50 innocent lives were taken at Pulse Nightclub… Continue reading Into the Light.

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I am still a cynic…

I have a confession to make: I am still a cynic. I know…after all these years. I have been for a long time, and maybe I always will be. In case you aren’t sure what that means, it is “a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable… Continue reading I am still a cynic…

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freedom.

There are so many ways to understand the word freedom. According to the good ole Webster Dictionary, freedom is:  liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. Liberation. Not constrained. The state of being free. Spiritually speaking, Christians understand this as being free from the bondage of sin. We experience liberation from the "passions of our flesh" and… Continue reading freedom.

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Psalm 16

King David had a beautifully raw perspective on life. If anyone understands what ultimate satisfaction looks like, I think David had a pretty good grasp. In Psalm 16, he speaks about his reliance on the Creator. You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you. [Psalm 16:2]  He is hyper-aware of God’s goodness. Even though he is a King, he… Continue reading Psalm 16

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The Red Cup.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. [Matthew 6:21] I have recently been convicted about my materialism. I have found myself questioning what I “treasure” most. At church this weekend, the pastor touched on just that. What do I prioritize? I love to have things and stuff and things. I love… Continue reading The Red Cup.