For Now or Forever

“The crickets sang in the grasses. They sang the song of summer’s ending, a sad, monotonous song. ‘Summer is over and gone,’ they sang. ‘over and gone, over and gone. Summer is ...

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The Life We’re Looking For: Reclaiming Relationship in a Technological World (Wholehearted Book Series, Book 9)

You don’t need me to tell you that something is wrong with people these days. And by “people” I mean every single one of us. Despite medical advances, time-saving services, and technologies ...

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Don’t Worry (Sermon on the Mount, Part 9)

As I write this, my house is empty (thank you Luke!), my to-do list has been appropriately managed, and my writing space is in order. My feet are enveloped in my coziest ...

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Name It

We were having one of our (now frequent) conversations about the Harry Potter universe when I noticed that Charleston exclusively referred to the book’s antagonist as “You Know Who.” At first I ...

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What I Slid Into Learning This Summer {2022}

Back in my teaching days we often referred to the dreaded “Summer Slide.” It was a term used to describe the learning loss and general academic regression that took place in the ...

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When You Can’t Agree to Disagree

Do you remember back when it was considered unnecessary—impolite, even—to publicly discuss politics and religion? Yeah, me neither. That era is such a distant memory, it’s hard to imagine it ever existed ...

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Where Your Treasure Is (Sermon on the Mount, Part 8)

We were driving home from a week in California this past Wednesday, cruising down a long stretch of highway through the Arizona desert, big rigs surrounding us on three sides. We’d been ...

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Resilient: Restoring Your Weary Soul in These Turbulent Times (Wholehearted Book Series, Book 7)

“Human souls hide an Achilles’ heel. We have an astonishing capacity to rally in the face of calamity and duress. We rally and rally, and then one day we discover there’s nothing ...

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And When You Pray (Sermon on the Mount, Part 7)

We had an awkward family moment recently, one of those moments that not only exposed a “growth opportunity” for my child but also a glaring shortcoming of my own. Allow me to ...

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Know-It-Alls

I doubt there has ever been a teenager who didn’t, at least during some point during their adolescent years, assume they knew more than their parents. It happened to the best of ...

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