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Standing Firm (ish)

Our community group this year will be listening to various podcasts and focusing on the meditation and reflection sparked by those podcasts.  If you’d like to follow along with us, you can check out my notes here on the blog each… Continue Reading →

Felted Bowl

Sometimes I need to get out of my head and create something with my hands.  We were in California visiting family last week and I felt like I wanted to work on… something, anything with my hands.  Family visits aren’t… Continue Reading →

13th

I watched 13th a couple weeks ago and in the words of the creator/director of the documentary, Ava DuVernay, I think the power of the film lies in seeing the information presented all together. “…I think there’s something to seeing… Continue Reading →

Faint Within Me

Earlier this year Isaiah nearly died.  Nearly drowned, that is.  His brother saw him on the bottom of the pool and he was pulled out by an hysterical Jason, who was screaming for help even before they reached the surface.  A still-unknown-to-us woman… Continue Reading →

Vapor

Our community group this year is going to listen to various podcasts and focus on the meditation and reflection sparked by those podcasts.  If you’d like to follow along with us, you can check out my notes here on the… Continue Reading →

The Lover of Field Lilies

Quote of the Week brought to you by David James Duncan I’m still working my way through God Laughs and Plays.  This weekend we’re on the Washington Coast with some friends and I read this as I sipped some leftover… Continue Reading →

The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen Completed October 25, 2016 I thought I knew the basics of the Vietnam War (or The American War as it’s known in Vietnam) but this book broke open what I thought I knew and left something entirely different… Continue Reading →

Wendell Berry and #AwkwardTuesday

On the fourth Tuesday of the month this year, our community group is going to have a week of benediction.  Or, as it has now been dubbed, #AwkwardTuesday. In years past we have started the Cgroup year by washing one… Continue Reading →

Generous Orthodoxy

Our community group this year is going to listen to various podcasts and focus on the meditation and reflection sparked by those podcasts.  If you’d like to follow along with us, you can check out my notes here on the… Continue Reading →

It’s Great to be Eight

Party Time! Well, that’s a wrap.  The 8th birthday is in the bag.  This year Gryffin requested a Lego party (same as last year, sweet boy) with Pizza Hut pizza (he was very specific about this, much to Jason’s chagrin) and vanilla… Continue Reading →

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