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Last week was a tough one for me. 1.) My great-aunt died, and I wrote about it here. 2.) Tennessee made it to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament one weekend, only to fall about 10 seconds short of what we’re all now comfortable referring to as “The Sexy Six,” * the very next week. […]

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Somewhere in the neighborhood of 5 months ago, my wife and I bought a house. After living in sometimes-bedroom-less-apartments, with family, and my grandfather’s cavernously empty house for the better part of a year*, we finally took the plunge. (*NOTE: if you’re into 2-story, 50-year-old, pink brink tudors, let just say I know a guy.)  […]

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Now that I’ve been at this for well over a year, I’m beginning to realize a few things about publishing my thoughts for people to skim on the internet: 1) It is most definitely as glamorous as you think it is. There are few things that stoke the white-hot flames of my raging ego quite like: “Hey, […]

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These days it feels as if the only 2 things I’m seemingly very good at are: watching + evaluating. I watch TV, the rattling, odorous recycling truck every other Wednesday (YOU DIDN’T EMPTY THE CAN!), and my neighbors, through an inconspicuous hole in their privacy fence… just kidding, sort-of. (Although, is there an incredibly great difference between, […]

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For much of my experience with the Christian faith, believing in God has been a mostly selfish enterprise. Whether it’s salvation from credit card debt, divorce, middle school cigarettes lifted from your mom’s purse, or a post-mortem date with the Arizona State mascot in the Earth’s molten core, belief is the one tool given to […]

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Growing up, we’re told all kinds of things about the world that end up-upon reaching the busted water heater flooding your basement in the middle of the night wasteland that is adulthood-being decidedly untrue. Occasionally, these untruths seemed rather obvious:  “Let me make sure I’m following you: there’s this federally subsidized fund-eating somewhere around 50% […]

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The year was 1998. I was in some unchartered territory (re: any state not touching the pacific ocean) at a national christian youth conference. That was the moment I was exposed to a sub-genre of music called “Christian Music.” Now, there has been and always will be debates/arguments/clarifications about the definition of what a genre […]

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“My soul magnifies the Lord,  and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,  for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;  for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is for those who […]

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