Category: Current Events

Hope

Harper and I have been working on a small Christmas craft, to give to teachers and grandparents (Sorry, Grandparents, to ruin the surprise). I do this sort of thing approximately once a year, so don’t get any ideas about what a crafty mom I am, but we had fun. I wasn’t sure what we were […]

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Look What We Can Do

I watched the space shuttle launch Monday morning, while sitting at my desk at church. Our custodian, who was the only other person in the building right then, happened to pass by my office and I called out to him to come and watch. It just seemed like the kind of moment that you should […]

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Four on the Fourth

1. Several months ago now, I was invited to participate in a “Young Leaders” sermon series for Day1 Radio, a weekly broadcast that includes preachers from a variety of mainline Protestant traditions. I recorded my sermon back in February, and it airs this weekend. You can find a radio station at www.day1.org, where the transcript […]

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History

I went to bed early last night, and so didn’t hear the news of bin Laden’s death until the radio flipped on this morning. It took me a minute to wake up enough to digest the news, and even then I wasn’t sure what to make of it. I found myself thinking – not for […]

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Deliberating

Time Magazine named Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, the 2010 Person of the Year, pointing out that Facebook “has changed the way human beings relate to one another on a species-wide scale.” I don’t disagree; I’m just not sure I like it. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting out of Facebook entirely. […]

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On Santa

I guess I knew this was the year we’d have to figure this out, but I was kind of hoping we could put it off a little longer. Yesterday, though, Harper came home from school talking about the “Santa from Germany” who put candy in her shoes during nap time. Then we stopped at the […]

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I Voted.

I had to fend off Harper’s grabby hands more than once this afternoon, because I’m not sharing this “I Voted” sticker. I love voting. I love election day, actually. As flawed as the whole system is, I think there’s something incredible about being to walk into a church fellowship hall or a school gym and […]

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Green Coveralls

It’s hard to even imagine. Those miners have been trapped a half-mile underground in the San Jose mine in northern Chile since August 5. That’s sixty-eight days. Think about everything that’s happened in the last sixty-eight days. On August 5, it was still summer. We were wearing sandals and planning trips to the beach. Now, […]

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