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WHEN OUR HEROES LIE BLEEDING…

  They are supposed to be invincible, these heroes we’ve elevated among us. They are supposed to rise above the odds, leap skyscrapers in single bounds, mesmerize us with their abilities, captivate us with their victory stories, and inspire us to be better people. They aren’t supposed to be maimed. They aren’t supposed to lie […]

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WHEN AMERICA BECOMES OUR RELIGION…

One after another, the talking heads called it;  some jubilantly, some solemnly, and some begrudgingly. The yearlong onslaught of attack ads, stump speeches, cold calls, and polls all led us to this moment.  18 months, 6 billion dollars, some historically important moments all leading to this outcome.  And it was all over by 10:30pm on […]

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THE MAN BEHIND THE WELL-FITTED SUIT…

The suit feels a bit more snug than normal, and certainly much warmer. He glances in the mirror;  feeling anxious, he fidgets with his tie to make sure that the knot is solid and perfect.  This is a moment which feels much bigger than himself.  He feels somewhat prepared for what is about to happen, […]

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THE BEST THING YOU’LL SEE ALL POLITICAL SEASON…

Facebook + politics = the best of Christianity coming to the surface. (sarcasm). The only thing more revealing of our misguided priorities is waiting tables for the Sunday post-church lunch crowd.  Rumor has it, we’re terrible tippers.  And we’re terribly inconsiderate of others when we talk about our politics. It’s sad, really. I’m working on […]

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HOW TO BE LAME…

Life, at its best, is surprising and adventurous.  At its worst, it is tragic and desperate. And, in between, it is too often boring and habitual. It seems that we fall into ruts too easily;  in relationships, in our jobs, and in our dreams.  We settle too easily for normal and regular;  and forget that […]

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WHAT ARE YOU READING?…

Confession:  I am a horrible reader. It’s not that I don’t like to read.  I actually love it.  When I was little, it was pretty much all I did (nerd alert!).  But, ADD combined with a busy schedule has been wreaking havoc on my reading life here lately. But I think there’s something sacred about […]

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