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The gray hair, it’s growing on me

I have been coloring my hair for about 16 years. The first five or so were purely for enjoyment, to experiment and play and give my first-born, youth-group-leader-self a space to be a bit rebellious. My favorite was fire-engine red, age 20. But when I saw the first signs of gray around 23, I obediently (read more…)

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#69: Preemptive Love

I was so honored to talk to my friends Jeremy and Jessica Courtney for this podcast episode. Along with their two young kiddos, they live and work in Iraq heading up Preemptive Love, an organization that wants to eradicate the backlog of Iraqi children waiting in line for lifesaving heart surgery in pursuit of peace (read more…)

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We are all artists

As you start this week, may you find a nugget of courage to do the hard thing your heart is aching to do. May you find enough freedom to do something brave and risky, something that taps that gift you were given but haven’t yet fully and outwardly exercised. We are all artists in some (read more…)

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Weekend links

On swimming holes :: Seth Haines How to make a simple budget (and why) :: Shaun Groves In defense of the suburbs :: Nish Weiseth 75 years in the making: Harvard just released its epic study on what men need to lead a happy life :: FEELguide “Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just (read more…)

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A new way to subscribe to the blog!

Hi friends—just a quick but super important announcement here. After almost seven years, this blog is finally moving to a better email subscription service. If you’re already subscribed to the blog via email, your email address should have migrated to our new service, so there’s nothing you need to do! (But read on for a (read more…)

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