Family life

When it Gets Ugly Out There * 10 Minute Devotional

    Every time I’ve been on social media lately, I’ve logged off feeling like I need to take a shower. The vitriol in the public sphere seems to be reaching a fevered pitch. We must speak truth in love. We must stand against injustice. We must be a people of action, not just words. But…… Continue reading When it Gets Ugly Out There * 10 Minute Devotional

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Where’s the Help? * 10 Minute Devotional

As a 90s youth group kid, I spent a lot of years singing songs that haven’t aged particularly well. There is the line in “Knowing You” that tells God “you’re the BEST,” like he’s a super good mailman or something. There are the dorky motions to “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” There is the overwrought chorus to…… Continue reading Where’s the Help? * 10 Minute Devotional

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Let Your Roots Be Crazy * 10 Minute Devotional

I live in California. AKA paradise. Except for home prices, traffic, and the occasional earthquake, it’s pretty amazing here. One of my favorite parts of southern California is the palm tree. You can’t throw a rock in my neighborhood without hitting one. You can’t drive a block without spotting one. To me, palm trees say:…… Continue reading Let Your Roots Be Crazy * 10 Minute Devotional

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Unplugging for Life

When I think all the technological innovations that have happened since I was a college student, it makes my head spin. Smart phones, tablets, wearables. Facebook, Spotify, Pinterest. Don’t even get me started on Twitter. As a college sophomore, I remember laughing at the one student who had a hands-free bluetooth for his phone. I’m sure…… Continue reading Unplugging for Life

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10 Creative Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

Go swimming, eat Popsicles, set up a sprinkler in the yard… blah, blah, blah. Anyone with half a brain can come up with those ways to beat the summer heat. But when temperatures rise like crazy and stay there for months, you need a few more tools in your arsenal. Drink something warm Yeah, I know it sounds…… Continue reading 10 Creative Ways to Beat the Summer Heat