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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 →

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 →

How I Schedule My Day For Peak Holiness

I want to share with y'all a bit of practical thoughts on prayer and on-going spiritual development. Specifically, the routine that I follow throughout a typical day. Hopefully, this might be useful for you. This is an ever-changing thing, but right now this is a close approximation of the schedule that I keep throughout a... Continue Reading →

The Unfortunate Key To Mindfulness

Many people these days seem to be recognizing the benefits of mindfulness. Being able to pay attention to yourself and be present in the moment is so important to living a full, vibrant life. But there is something that I'm discovering that is, for me, slightly disappointing about the pursuit of mindfulness and presence. I've... Continue Reading →

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