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can you love God without loving your neighbor?

Maybe you haven’t stepped into a church in weeks, months, years. Maybe you go every Sunday but aren’t quite sure why it’s worth the routine. Maybe you’re a person of faith. Maybe you aren’t. But for whatever reason (perhaps being … Continue reading

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pink crayons and reconciliation

A pink crayon in hand, I concentrated on turning the frown into a smile. I methodically changed the tiny “No Coloreds Allowed” sign into “Coloreds Allowed.” A first grader with thick, colicky bangs and light pink jelly sandals, my mind and my heart … Continue reading

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if you knew me, would you still like me?

Blogging is weird. A keyboard at your fingertips, an outlet to share a glimpse of your life to anyone who clicks a link. I’m at a crossroads on my blog. I’ve committed to posting consistently, and lately I’ve been wondering … Continue reading

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love to burkina: meet valerie

Meet Zach + Valerie Metz. Aren’t they just the cutest? They also have big hearts. I’m so thankful that our paths have crossed in this little Iowa town. I met Valerie when she was like the coolest person I’d ever … Continue reading

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skipping church

I’m skipping church this morning. I’m writing this in my pajamas while my baby is sleeping and my three year old is dancing — spinning with his arms reached high — in the living room to worship music. I wanted … Continue reading

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a sweet early christmas surprise

It’s not every day that you walk into your house to see your table fully set with adorable dinnerware. I guess today was my lucky day! Unbeknownst to me, a group of ladies from our church blessed me by surprising … Continue reading

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navigating lent: why?

Lent. A time on the Church calendar nudging those who follow Jesus to look inwardly + upwardly. Whatever your faith [or lack thereof] looks like, introspection is intriguing — attractive, even. The rough part: Actually wading in that murky tension … Continue reading

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