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Nearly two years ago, I built a shed. A few weeks ago, I got around to painting it. The delay between building it and painting it was quite intentional. The shed is actually a large resin shed I built with a friend at church as we worked to reopen our inclusive weekday preschool in the […]
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For Lent: Giving Up

The Lenten season is upon us. It takes only a moment to scroll through social media to find any number of announcements of people pausing their Instagram notifications for the next 40 days, abandoning Wordle until Easter morning, and throwing out all chocolate-based desserts until April 17. Changing established patterns of behavior and thought can […]
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Out of Breath

Image of a cross country runner
When I was in high school, I ran a few seasons of cross country. And by ran, I mean I moved at my maximum speed while simultaneously feeling like I was one step away from total collapse. Especially on Mondays. On Mondays, our team would pile in our high school sports van and trek to […]
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The Gift of Being Known

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One year, as two broke college students, my friend and I traveled to New York for spring break. We found the absolute cheapest flight possible from the West Coast, which sent us from Northern California to Los Angeles, to Baltimore, to Long Island, to a bus, to a train station, and finally, to Times Square […]
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With Gratitude

Dear Churches, We find ourselves in the season of thanksgiving, smashed somewhere between the last of the pumpkin spice latte and the first of the Christmas cookie season. At times, it is tempting to skip over the focus on gratitude, as I rummage through the last of the Halloween candy and begin hanging our Christmas […]
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Ministry, Interrupted

When I was a college freshman, I contracted bronchitis while living in the dorms. I was sick for weeks and sharing a dorm room with one other person and a common living area with many more. I would attempt to sleep all night, drag myself to class in the morning, then slink back to my […]
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Dutton Farm Presents A Celebration of Progress

A Pathway to Inclusion & Steps Toward Equality Online Virtual Experience Dutton Farm, a nonprofit dedicated to seeing all people with disabilities treated with equality, announces its first-ever Celebration of Progress presented by Trion Solutions. Held on October 22 at 6:30pm and again on October 23 at 10:30am, Celebration of Progress: A Pathway to Inclusion […]
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Finding Your Way as a Disabled Christian

Living with a disability can present a number of unique challenges. But as Christians, we have the wonderful possibility of facing them with the aid of the Holy Spirit. One major problem that a disabled person faces is self-image. I have epilepsy and get petit mal seizures five or six times per month. It’s not […]
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Sharing Is the Key

There were things in my life that happened that I had no idea how to react to or what to say. A good friend takes his life, a friend’s parent passes, a diagnosis is made, a job is lost, a spouse leaves, a friend is murdered. How does one begin to know what to say? […]
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More Us, More We: Part 3

The Story of Terre Haute Friendship House: Part 3 In August of 2019, we officially moved into the Terre Haute Friendship House.  With that, we began an adventure that has taken us on paths both expected and unexpected.  We are experiencing huge wins with our residents. For some of them, it’s the first time they […]
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