equality

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What a week, no? Let’s get right to it.

President Obama breaks into Amazing Grace at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral :: YouTube

What I told my children about Charleston :: HuffPo

A new hymn for Charleston :: The New Yorker

What overparenting looks like from a Stanford dean’s perspective :: Mind/Shift

Why I’m purposely selfish on Instagram :: Nesting Place

Is the world getting worse? :: Shaun Groves (an oldie but a goodie)

• A few weeks ago, I was on the Sirius XM radio with my friend Jen Fulwiler—if you missed it, here’s a segment of our conversation.

• And I was honored that earlier this week, the Washington Post asked me to write about the life and legacy of Elizabeth Elliot, who recently passed at 88.

Life has been emotionally-charged lately, both good and not good, both with news events and in our own family’s life. I’ll share more soon, but in the meantime, I hope you find a bit of solace, solidarity, comfort, and hope in your weekend. I know I have already. The God I know is good. People are, too. See you here soon, friends.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” —Nelson Mandela

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wildflower butterfly

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Happy weekend! Last night we went to the wedding of one of my dear cousins—the last marriage celebration of my generation. I grew up near most of my cousins (I even attended high school with several of them, including last night’s bride), and gatherings like this remind me how much I appreciate the closeness of (read more…)

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bay area friends

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What a week of camping this has been. We started out in the Pacific Northwest, then ventured south to a night in northern California (where I barely slept, what with my numb toes!), hung out with friends in the Bay Area for the weekend, zipped a bit east over near Sequoia National Forest, froze again (read more…)

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lilacs

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Greetings from the land of jet lag, reverse culture shock, re-entry, and general disorientation! We’ve been back in the States for about a week now, and yeah, these sorts of things always take longer with little kids in tow. It’s all good… we’re crazy grateful for our experiences this past year. Completely worth it. I’ll (read more…)

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eiffeltower

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After a few several weeks of stellar spring weather, we’ve been in a land notorious for gray skies and drizzle. No, not the Pacific Northwest—I’m looking at you, Paris. No complaints at all, believe me, but it’s been a reminder for me that spring wears many different dresses, and while she’s great at wildflowers and (read more…)

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