Category Archives: daily grind

Unresolved

Sabbatical means more space to learn and question, and most importantly to indulge persistent questions and thoughts that are… not deep.  Not profound.  Mostly… ridiculous things along the lines of shower thoughts. FOOD RELATED -What is the difference between a … Continue reading

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The Slow Work of God Part 2

Two months into sabbatical, I’m slower, more appreciative, and more present.  10/10 do recommend. I’m present enough to rejoice and see the small mercies and small places of growth.  Perhaps the gift of patience is not so small a mercy. … Continue reading

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I am small.

How can a person be born again? Nicodemus once famously asked. Try moving to an entirely new context and, as a full-grown adult, learn a new language and new customs.  Enter as a baby.  A college-educated, previously independent… baby. How … Continue reading

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Life Plans

I’m a firm believer that a comic can be pithier and deeper than a philosophical quotation or dissertation.    

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Pining

Joshua Phillips on Instagram Oh Holy Night is an Advent song, a traditional hymn proclaiming the goodness and fulfillment of Christ’s coming.  Sing it at Christmas, shelve it for the rest of the year. It seems oddly appropriate for Lent, … Continue reading

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Didn’t go as planned / Expect the unexpected

Amtrak is always a gamble.  Some trips are smooth; other trips, no matter how prepared you are or what you planned, turn out to be something wholly other.  This post is a mediocre comparison of my Amtrak trip for Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Look Up

I love this comic strip.  One of the perks of being more thought-oriented is that when my heart feels afraid, overwhelmed, or sad, my brain can step in and remind me of what is true.  Sometimes the reminder really helps. … Continue reading

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