Towers, Names, & Blessings

I live in Raleigh, NC. One of the best public parks on the planet¹ is in Raleigh, NC—Dorthea Dix City Park. One thing about this park that makes it so great is that it offers multiple different views of the skyline of downtown Raleigh. It may not be a big skyline, but it sure is... Continue Reading →

Exorcisms, Righteousness, & Grace

If you would indulge me, I want to offer an exploration—a wee sermon, if you will—on some things that I've noticed and been meditating on and forgetting and rediscovering and forgetting again for the last few months. I want to talk about exorcisms, righteousness, and grace. Exorcisms There is a story in the very first... Continue Reading →

Espresso, Honesty, & Trust

So I’m sitting here talking to the baristas at my go-to coffee shop. I know them, they know me. I do a lot of my work here. I would consider us work friends. I’m doing this thing where I asked him what his favorite shot of espresso that they serve is. He told me it’s... Continue Reading →

Mister Rogers, Good News, & Hard Work

Last week I saw Won't You Be My Neighbor, a documentary on Mister Rogers. It was amazing. For more than half of the movie my jaw was, quite literally, dropped. I was sitting there in the theater, mouth hanging wide open. I was astonished at how amazing of a person Fred Rogers was. If you haven't... Continue Reading →

Meditations on Love

What is love?¹ First and foremost, love is a choice. Love is a gift. Love is something that I receive without doing anything to earn it. If I were to do something in order to receive love, then I wouldn’t be accepting love—I would be accepting payment. Love is a risk. Since love is a... Continue Reading →

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