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back in the saddle

i thought sunday, august 19, would never come. i hope it’s not terribly cliché to assert that nothing could fully have prepared me, however eagerly i anticipated the day. after 1 year, 6 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, and just … Continue reading

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signs

i’m moving to the country. or perhaps to one the youthfront camps. my best running and praying of the year is almost always done within a couple miles of camp, and last saturday was no exception. (outside of this parenthesis, … Continue reading

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checking in, pushing pause, turning the page

leaning into the challenge. today marks the end of my first 6 months on my new job. there were multiple times during the first couple of months when i had serious doubts i would make it, but around the first … Continue reading

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no cost at all

big italy pepperoni from pizza hut, breadsticks, and a 2-liter of mountain dew = $17.11 with spouse-of-employee discount 12 sundae cups from target = $4.34 noon to 1:30 to drive from point a to b to c = 90 minutes … Continue reading

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keeping it one hundred

amidst the culture shock of new faces, new roles, and new terminology, i’m also learning (or re-learning from my days long ago working in a group home) some new phrases from what i guess you could call hip hop culture. … Continue reading

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on the outs

“safety and structure are the foundation of treatment.” it’s first on the list of d.y.s. beliefs and philosophies. each of them appear on the wall of every classroom and dorm in every facility. all the staff and kids know them … Continue reading

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whoa, oh, la la la

from the earliest days of my life with Christ, i have loved to worship through singing. from the days of hosanna, to vineyard and sonicflood, on through mercyme and the passion movement that continues to lead so many in, well, … Continue reading

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diminishable me: an open letter to myself at 19

hello andrew. greetings from… yourself… in the summer of 2010. yes, i know that sounds weird. i thought about sending myself (you) back in time, but then i remembered that the terminator movies haven’t come true yet. no time travel … Continue reading

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