Christianity

I Want to Live Slow on the Inside

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Was it just one week ago? It feels much longer. I can still hear the Pacific waves crashing to shore. I can still feel the warmth of the sun and the cool of the breeze. And I can still sense the comfort of being tucked next to my soul mate’s…

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Is this the story God meant to tell?

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If you were writing a story of victory, how would it go? Would you have a hero and a villain? Would you highlight noble character shining through impossible circumstances? Would you include a fight for what’s good and right? Would you give it a good ending? We long for stories…

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Trusting God When No One’s Looking

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This just might be the age of the personal quest. People are biking across country or running 52 marathons in 52 weeks or doing something every day for a year. Feats like these are markers, pinpointing the place where heart and action crossed paths and joined hands. I’ve had a…

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My Big Fat Greek Definition of Work

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By nature, I’m a dreamer. I could read and ponder my days away, staring into the skies and scribbling in journals to process the many thoughts that rattle about in my heart, soul, and mind. What I am by nature has also been influenced by nurture. I would name many…

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Does Our Daily Work Make Any Difference?

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In my last weeks as an undergraduate student, I spent my daydreaming on my yet-to-be-decided first professional job. I imagined it would match the project work from my capstone courses—research, problem solving, team discussion, discovery, reporting. To say I romanticized the notion of work would be an understatement.

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Standing with the Trees

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Winter’s descent upon the trees in my yard has stripped them clean. No more leaves or seed remain. Their gray woody branches poke bravely upward to the sky. Here we are, they say. I look at these trees and know that their nakedness is seasonal, not permanent. Encoded within each…

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Doubt and Faith Pave the Way to Wonder

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It is often assumed that faith is the opposite of doubt, as if these are diametrically opposed. Instead, I see them working in conjunction, like two sides of the same coin. This partnering of faith and doubt ushers us to the conclusion of Karen Swallow Prior’s Booked: Literature in the…

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