Jumping into the Deep End

It is summer. And summers when I was growing up meant time at Green Tree, a local community pool. My recollection of what that pool actually looked like is a little fuzzy. Oddly enough, however, I sometimes dream about that pool. My dream image may not be totally accurate because Green Tree is gigantic in […]

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This is my Body

This week I have been working with 30 students and one of my colleagues on an Urban Plunge program. We have structured this program a couple different ways over the last three years of offering it, but this year we changed it once again to make it even more intentionally about encounter instead of service. […]

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Mud and a Moment of Levity

I’m pretty sure my sons love mud. I mean LOVE mud. Really anything dirty and equally as distinctive as the brown slime after a rainstorm. Case in point, they all had the stomach bug this weekend, and I won’t even begin to disgust you by relaying the gleeful conversations they had about that!  At one […]

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Opening the door to hope

This summer I decided to take an online Introduction to Book Writing course. It took me months to turn the decision over in my head – Do I have enough time? Would this add joy or stress? Is God calling me to consider writing more than just weekly reflections at this time?  In the end […]

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Look for the helpers

This past Sunday, I was sitting inside looking out our porch windows at my boys chasing each other with water guns and splashing in a shallow pool. You know the kind – the ~$7 hard sided blue or green pools from Walmart? Even as they grow, they still love these things. It was a nice, […]

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