When the Holidays Are Here and the One You Love Is Gone

I put my name on a list and vowed to stand around for a few hours in a room full of people with needles stuck thin and deep into the blueish-green lines etched all along their outstretched arms. Christmas music playing, echoing full into this sanctuary where chairs were ripped from their traditional pew view…

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One Book That Will Breathe Life Into Your Lungs

Sometimes, when I let life get loud, I forget that there is a place I can go for quiet and calm to sooth my soul. I forget there is a place, with words like writing on the wall, that I can run to, and unfold and fall apart. A place to take my brokenness, and…

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How To Write About Pain

Poison. That’s the name of the first song I ever wrote. I’d been sick, battling an incessant bout of sore throats. I later came to learn that this bout of sore throats wasn’t just a bout of sore throats—it was a bout with strep throat and, all those weeks, the strep throat had gone undetected…

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Brick Builders: FREE Children’s Book Giveaway!!!

Brick Builder’s Illustrated Bible By Emily Danner and Anthony Evans (Zonderkidz) This is literally the best children’s Bible book, hands down!!! It’ beautiful and bright—the pages are FILLED with bold, colorful Lego-esque illustrations, perfectly captivating the attention of any kid (or big kid…or adult) that loves Legos. From Genesis through Revelation, the Gospel truth is…

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