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Give Yourself Away

I have been a lifelong U2 fan. My parent took me to Rattle and Hum when I was about 8 months old and I think it’s fair to say that the rockumentary made an impression. I’ve seen them live when they came to Minneapolis in 2011 and 2017 and have admired their work to help… Continue reading Give Yourself Away

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You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

As a young child going to church I was taught the importance of constant scripture study. Going back to the same sacred texts over and over again at different points in your life could help you gain insight on whatever challenges you might be facing at that moment in time. This is a principle I’m… Continue reading You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

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Humility is Learning

Over the last few years whenever I’ve been asked about a time when I had to think on my feet I often come up with examples from my life as a parent. Unfortunately, these are usually in professional settings and it’s not generally acceptable to pull out a parenting story to demonstrate your professional prowess.… Continue reading Humility is Learning

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Reflections on Parenting

I spent this past month reading Anne of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery. Without really realizing it, I chose the perfect book to close out a month of reflection on parenting, Anne is really in the thick of things in raising her brood and all her children have their own little adventures that are truly delightful.… Continue reading Reflections on Parenting

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Protection

"I'm following my treasure map!" Elizabeth declared. I could hear her putting goodies into her (now empty) crayon tin. She brought the tin over to me so that I could marvel over her treasures. One of the treasures was a sizeable rock. As she lifted it out of the treasure chest she dropped it on… Continue reading Protection