“The Sabbath which I have made, in which I will give rest to all things, is the beginning of an eighth day, that is the beginning of another world.” — Barnabbas, 2nd Century, likely not written by Barnabas Ivy and a group of band friends came to the church to record for a contest. One […]

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Replacing what is Broken

The wind shifted this week and began to blow hard out of the south. It would not stop until it had victory! The first picture was my morning heading out, the second on my return. Now what will happen? The city isn’t going to just leave the sign. The sign will be replaced. Again able […]

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Participation Trophy

“Most women can’t be trophy wives, but you know … maybe you’re a participation trophy.” — Steward Allen Clark, Baptist Pastor… of course it was a Baptist Pastor. On Sunday I was pulled aside, “I have a sermon topic for you… tell all the women to quit wearing sweatpants and lose weight!” The absurdity of […]

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Potter and the Enneagram

Meg and I graduated from SBU, a conservative Christian college. She was an English Education major (and Theater/Communications Major — amazing lady!) and one of her professors was lamenting the effects of modern children’s literature. She specifically mentioned a few books kids should avoid, including Harry Potter. The Sorcerer’s Stone had just been printed in […]

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“yo GA man”

Stiff and sore, I slowly got dressed as Meg laughed, “yo… GA… man!” Last week Tim invited me and Meg to join him and Tamara in a 30 day yoga challenge called “Breathe“. I had never done any yoga. Honestly all I knew is that it involves stretches with weird names and, that naysayers claim, […]

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