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A Tale of Trickery

It was a cruel trick – and one I should have seen coming. The fateful trickery occurred back when I was a naïve middle schooler who thought the world was just as warm and wonderful as the summer sun I was standing underneath. But with one mean move by a so-called “friend” I learned that […]

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Remember This

We humans live in a world that isn’t very conducive to living peacefully in the moment. Instead of helping us to be present in the present, the world is constantly tempting us to project into the future. Instead of making it easier for us to rest in today, the world works to keep us distracted […]

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Well-Watered

The parking lot was empty, but the lawn was well-watered, thanks to an expansive irrigation system. The perfectly scheduled midst was going off each day without a hitch, ensuring great looking grass even if there was not a soul in sight. This was the scene I encountered just the other day while driving past one […]

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These Ticks are Ticking Me Off

Hailing from Pennsylvania, AKA “tick country,” you can bet I did my do-diligence on the Tennessee tick situation before making a move to the Volunteer state. “Come to TN,” the articles said. “We’re tick free!” they said. But “they” were wrong. In the past 36 hours I have extracted three ticks from two living beings […]

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Lessons from Lightening Bugs

Something magical happens almost every summer night right around 8 PM… lightning bugs appear. As if on cue, the rear ends of these beloved flying creatures begin to illuminate the dimming sky at the precise moment that the sun starts saying good night. Even though they arrive without a sound, the lightening bug’s presence is […]

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The Color Red

Across my FaceBook feed black boxes are appearing. Friends are posting them. Churches are posting them. Businesses are posting them. Ministries are posting them. The black boxes are in observance of #blackouttuesday, a day set aside by Black Lives Matter to recognize “violence and systemic racism against black people.” The details of the Black Lives […]