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Hopeful Tears

My third CD compilation is finally finished!  This one has taken me months to get right and I’m really proud of it. For some background: A little over a year ago I wanted to compile a playlist of songs that together told to the narrative of, well, God, the Gospel, our own humanity and relationship … Continue reading

Your Lungs Like the Taste of Air.

Here are a few excerpts from the poem Point B by Sarah Kay.  You can watch her perform it live at the bottom of this post, which I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU DO, even if it’s just the first four minutes – you’ll thank me, I promise. I love how she writes so candidly and creatively about pain, … Continue reading


This morning I was hanging out with my friend Carolyn and had the urge to read the Velveteen Rabbit story.  (I bought it as a gift for some friends who were having a baby, but never gave it to them.  And now I think I’m going to keep it for myself indefinitely.) Anyways, in the … Continue reading

Lessons from John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

This is no surprise if you’ve been reading this blog for the last few months, but this season of life has brought with it the sobering reality of our human capacity to hurt. And every time my mind (or my heart) lands in this place of awe, I instinctively think of a song by Sufjan … Continue reading


What’s the most real thing you’ve ever felt? What experience has felt the most real in your life? Neither of those questions do complete justice to what I’m trying to get at.  But I think we often go through life merely touching and then moving past experiences and emotions.  Rarely do we experience something that … Continue reading

The “Put Back” Album

(Click here for a PDF of the track list) This playlist is called The “Put Back” Album for two reasons. First, because the best way I can describe heart break is to experience the joy, the surprise, the hopeful expectation of being chosen … And then to feel like you’ve been “put back” on the … Continue reading


One of my most recent posts (sadly it was way back in December) was about my exploration in being fully known and fully loved.  I’ve been sitting in this concept for several months and firmly believe that being alive presupposes the need to be known and loved. Over the last couple months, I’ve been experiencing … Continue reading

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