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a few of my favorites...

Here we have a fine selection of organic free-range essays, hand-picked by myself for your convenience and reading pleasure. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!

anyhow, here are my latest blog posts:

A Tattoo and a Prayer

It seemed like a good time to carve these words onto my chest. I have a feeling I'll need them close by in the days ahead.

5 Practical Ways to Create Space for Silence

If you're tired of all the noise on social media, these super-practical tools will help you create space for silence. You'll be glad you did.

5 Quick Ways to Make Your Blog Ready for the New Year

The start of a new year is a great time to do a quick check of your blog to make sure it's up to speed, especially if you made "write more on your blog" one of your resolutions.

The Chaos of Hope

Words are wild, violent slippery things; you never know when they might go flying out of control. But if anything, this essay is about losing control, about leaning into the chaos of hope.

13 Text Messages I Sent in 2016

Literally just thirteen screenshots of stuff I texted to people this year, presented in no particular order for your amusement and delight.

In the Beginning…. Shit

Then God spoke into the darkness and said “Let there be light.” And not a damn thing happened.

To the Christian Contemplating Suicide (The Letter I Wish I’d Found)

There is space in the big wide world for every piece of you. You deserve the space you take up in this world. Please stay.

Rend the Heavens (A Psalm for Advent)

This is my tired advent prayer. Fuck this shit indeed. Amen. Which, being translated, means: How long oh Lord?

Maybe I Don't Love the Church Anymore

I still long for SOMETHING to be the Kingdom of God here on earth, but I'm tired of hoping that any sort of thing labeled "Church" will actually be that thing.

To My Friends Who Voted for Donald Trump

did you think this wouldn't happen? or did you think you could vote for a man who consistently appealed to hatred, xenophobia, and fear mongering and then wash your hands of the results?