The Story

One of the most sure-fire ways to get under my skin is to cop a grandiose (and often far-reaching) “Well, the Bible clearly says…” in the middle of a conversation about the intersection of faith and policy and our shared life together as humans flying through space on a living rock. There’s not much about […]

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Searching for Sunday: Confession

My footsteps echoed loudly against the hard wood floor, stained deeply like burnt sienna. The sounds from my high heels against wooden planks bounced from the floor to the rafters to the vast painted dome above and finally back into mine and a dozen other sets of ears around me. I felt like I was […]

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That Time I Gave Away Half of My Clothes (and other ideas on how to practice simplicity during Lent)

It was over a year ago now (but it seems like just last week) when I noticed it.  Piles everywhere. Clean clothes, dirty clothes, outfits tried on and off and discarded for a more preferable option before leaving for a morning meeting. Piles and piles and piles. And at once, I was over it. Enough […]

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Choosing

My word for 2014 is Joy. On December 31st though, as Ben and I were out and about eating poutine and visiting friends, a steady, silvery snow fell downy over the city. I hate snow. It freaks me out. I hate driving in it, I hate walking in it, I hate the fact that it’s […]

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An Intention for 2014: Joy

I explained last year why I’m a bit averse to making traditional resolutions. But at the same time, there’s so much value in pausing to look at life, to reflect, analyze, evaluate, plan and project. It’s so easy to find yourself in a rut, slamming up against the same old walls, falling into the same […]

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Looking back: 2013

2013 started off with a “blahhh” as I battled through 10 days of the worst case of flu I’ve ever had in my life and somehow, miraculously, Ben and Cadence did not catch it. I caused a bit of a stir by questioning whether or not we really know what it means to be “pro-life.” […]

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