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Hey Everybody, I did an interview for a friend of mine named Barb Raveling. The interview is about struggling to find my identity in God instead of finding it in my writing. You can find the interview here at Barb’s blog. She’s a cool writer by the way. If you’ve got the time, I encourage you to checkout her blog and dig into her other material. I really enjoyed one of her books called the Renewing of the Mind Project. You can find that here. Okay, that’s all I got for now. I hope to posting again in the near…

What happens when you combine completing your last semester of full time university with a photography competition. Entry for Canon Photo5 2009 Brief 4: Spectacles Portraiture.

I don’t like being weak. While, it’s a vital part of my relationship with God, it’s not something which excites me. In recent months, I’ve had a fair amount of dealings with my distaste for personal weakness. Back in November, I experienced a mild concussion. Some of the symptoms of this concussion have not completely faded. Long story short, I’ve had a mild to moderate headache for about three months now. Sadly, this symptom and a couple others, don’t respond well to looking at screens and/or a good deal of concentration. I wrote the rough draft of this post in…

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If someone takes your attention, they can make some dramatic things happen. It’s possible for them to astound you with some magic trick. It’s even possible for them to steal from you. This is an important lesson because each of us has a limited amount of attention. It’s not possible (as far as I know) to do advanced calculus while babysitting a small child. Even if you had enough time to focus on those tasks one at a time, you would struggle to have enough mental energy. When something takes your attention, it means you can’t give that attention to…

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(By the way, this post refers to something in the realm of politics, but no part of it is meant to endorse ANY candidate. It’s about our culture and not about how you should vote.) Words matter. Their definition matters just as much. Our understanding of a word’s definition makes a big difference when it comes to communicating. Take the word ‘duck’ for example. It has more than one meaning and this ambiguity can at times hinder clear communication. When I say duck, I could be referring to the animal or the physical action. If someone was swinging a hammer at…

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I invite you to explore an imperfect allegory. Imagine you live in a small town somewhere cold and that you have a friend named Stacy. Both of you work hard at a printing company, but you’re not paid well and you live month to month. The added difficulty for Stacy comes from being a single mother to three kids. Keeping them fed, clothed, and a roof over their heads requires a great deal of  thriftiness. Sometimes, they scrape by on the skin of their teeth as they eat the millionth serving of Ramen. One fateful fall morning, two of the…