Things I’ve Been Learning Lately, vol. XXXIV

Greetings from Ohio! In case you hadn't heard, I moved to the Cincinnati 'burbs about two weeks ago to start a new youth ministry gig. I'm buying my own groceries and setting up new online accounts to pay bills and looking on Craigslist for furniture and all that good adult-y stuff. I haven't had a …

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On creativity

Three years ago I wrote on this site about my journey toward accepting myself as a writer and storyteller. It was a long road. Though I've always loved writing, I struggled with considering myself a "writer" because I often felt like a fraud, or like I just wasn't good enough at my craft, or like …

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Missionary Musings: A few things I’ve learned as a missionary

Well, friends, my stint as a missionary in West Virginia is officially over, and in three days I'll be heading back to the homeland of Illinois. *cue all the tears* It's difficult to even begin to express how thankful I am for the two years that I spent in West Virginia. I've grown as a …

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Things I’ve Been Learning Lately, vol. XXXI

Hi! It's spring! The sun is shining! The birds are singing! Temps are finally staying consistently warm! Trees in the mountains of West Virginia are (finally) starting to bud and blossom! Bees are buzzing around doing their thing! (Pardon all the exclamation points, I'm in a great mood today because SPRING!) So as I said in …

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Things I’ve Been Learning Lately, vol. XXIX

Oh hai. Something very exciting happened this week. ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANDS ANNOUNCED THE RELEASE DATE OF THEIR SECOND ALBUM *squeeee* The band? London duo (up until recently a trio) Bear's Den. The album? Red Earth & Pouring Rain. The release? July 22. The album trailer doesn't betray much, other than the cover and an …

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