Instead of pretending that #pandemiclife is anything else but a hot mess, I’m opening to crushing the facade of pretense, assumption, and appearances. This is most certainly true in the realm of social justice. Authority, institutions, statues, and history (the stories we learn and tell ourselves) are being questioned and challenged– and becoming more transparent…

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One of the biggest challenges of surviving COVID-19 is enduring the continual stress of lockdown measures as well as the considerable increase of time and proximity with loved ones. And, yes, that includes one’s spouse! (Let alone, one’s kids.) As many of us may have previously thought that it was great to have more time…

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“Quarantine” commonly defined as “a state, period, or place of isolation in which people or animals that have been exposed to an infectious or contagious disease are placed” is our new normal this Spring 2020. As a friend put it, “I wasn’t expecting to give up this much for Lent.” None of us were. Withdrawal…

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I don’t know about you, but I usually get excited about the New Year. It’s invigorating to reflect on the past and envision the future. Taking stock leads me to feel hopeful and pumped for possibilities and enthusiastic for change. Let’s DO this, 2020!  Then life happens. This year, a reality check arrived immediately. After…

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One of the biggest puzzle pieces of marriage is finding a balance between taking care of oneself and one’s partner let alone children. Throwing parenting on top of that, you more than triple the challenge! WHY is it so easy to lose sight of one’s needs when caring to your family? Why do I keep…

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My single years were spent fighting my table for one status. Instead of embracing the opportunity to cultivate an appreciation for my own company and seeing God’s timing as all knowing, I fixated on what I did not have at the time–a spiritual partner to share my life. I cried. I pouted. I pitched a…

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One of the biggest gifts I received from my marriage was the courage to pray in public. I was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to unabashedly declaring my faith in front of strangers. Perhaps, this was my internalized sense of shame of having an ambivalent relationship with God in the past…

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If you decided to read this, good for you! Most people either shy away or shrug off the topic of pornography as something evil “out there” or “out of our control.” But, that is how the devil is in the details–and wins this very personal battle with our heart and our mind. We surely have…

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