A Year of Devotion

2018 is upon us. 2017 was a wild ride for me (mostly in really really really great ways—London, Paris, Dublin, loads of movies and books, and of course marrying Cece), so here’s to a new year. I’ve been a fan of Resolutions for a while, though my approach to them varies and shifts frequently. This […]

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Christmas Haikus

Written for the annual Hilton Family Christmas Eve Talent Show 2017   Birth Born in a stable Wrapped tightly in swaddling bands The Star shining bright   Mary The Virgin Mary Destined to raise the Christ Child Mother of Our Lord   Youth A kind boy from birth, Wise, instructing his elders Not perfect but […]

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Guilt: From God or From Man?

I was wondering about the purpose of guilt the other day and whether the feelings we often attribute to guilt always are true, legitimate guilt or if it may frequently be feelings of shame. Brene Brown describes the difference between guilt and shame in a fairly simple way that I think is helpful: guilt is […]

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Imagining Judgment

The Final Judgment. The Pearly Gates. The End. I’ve thought a decent amount about what I hope that will be like. Imagined various scenarios for how it’ll play out. There are three things that have been a feature of how I want God to respond to me for the past while (some longer than others). […]

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Reckless Abandon: A Love Story

Today, I present to you a love story. My love story. Doubling as an exploration of the most baffling advice I’ve ever received—to have more “reckless abandon”. Interested? Well, here we go… Cecelia (Cece, Cec, etc.) and I dated for 14 days before we were engaged (ring on the finger, posted on Facebook official). 10 […]

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