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water-walking: a sabbatical journey, part 3

“And He said, ‘Come!’ and Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus.” – Matthew 14:29 Water-walking has never been my strongest skill set. I want to be the kind of person who wants to take courageous risks to push the boundaries and move forward, but buried deep… Continue reading water-walking: a sabbatical journey, part 3

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walls: a sabbatical journey, part 2

I remember playing school in my grandmother’s garage-converted-into-playroom with an old elementary school desk and a chalkboard long before I knew what my future might hold. Moving forward through my growing-up years, I moved from wanting to be a teacher to a writer to a lawyer and back to a teacher, among other aspirations. I… Continue reading walls: a sabbatical journey, part 2

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i’d rather be a hero

“I need you to explain this 9/11 thing to me again, Mommy.” “Well, on September 11, 2001, there were some bad guys who don’t like a lot of the things America stands for, so they decided to attack our country. “What do you mean, ‘stands for?’” “That part is kind of complicated. I’m not really… Continue reading i’d rather be a hero

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between the cross and the empty tomb

There’s something about the silence of the Saturday of Holy Week that I just can’t shake. Each year, it grips my heart and holds on for dear life. What must have been like that first Saturday, living between the cross and the empty tomb? Somehow we often associate silence with absence. We believe that the absence of sound… Continue reading between the cross and the empty tomb