breaking ground on children's home
faith, Grief, Tiggy's House

Progress on Tiggy’s House!

It’s been a long, slow journey. Kind of like grief itself. But what was once a barren field in rural Nepal became a metaphor for the lifelessness I felt after losing a son. I can name off the events, but I still don’t know quite what insanity led a grieving family to attempt a task on this scale. None of…

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Seeing Ourselves in Wonder Woman Movie
culture, faith

Seeing Ourselves in the New Wonder Woman Movie

Wonder Woman is not my thing. She never has been. Not the comic books. Not the old television show. And certainly not the old cartoon. When my high school history teacher teased the girls for apparent daydreaming, he accused us of flying around in our invisible jets and that is about the closest connection I ever had to the Amazon…

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church in iceland
Sunday Reflections

Christian by default

“Go ye therefore into all the nations . . . ” including Iceland! I may have only liked this so much because it’s Iceland. Who can’t love a people living in a frozen wasteland on the side of a volcano? The landscape is beautiful and they give each other books for Christmas. What’s not to love? My two take aways…

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talk to kids about terrorism
faith

How Do We Talk to Our Kids About Terrorism?

Monday night, Salman Abedi detonated a bomb near the foyer of the Manchester Arena just as concert goers began filing out. 22 dead. 59 injured, many with life threatening injuries. The youngest was just eight years old. It was the worst act of terrorism in Britain since the 2005 London bombings which killed 56. And media broadcasts the nightmare right…

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