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Caley: Giving Up Perfection

Caley: Giving Up Perfection

Behind-the-scenes: I earnestly hope everyone has a "Caley" in their lives. She is someone who brings life into a room and gives space to the messy bits of life. She and I met through friends and husbands years ago, but what drew me to her this time was our mutual...

McKinzie: Knowing Who I Am

McKinzie: Knowing Who I Am

I am alive, extraordinarily alive. I love to sing, sing loud and passionately. I am moved with and by music and the space in time it brings me into. My memories are hidden in music. I breathe in pain, wear it for awhile, and then let laughter and hope hang it back up...

Laura: Clinging to Hope

Laura: Clinging to Hope

Behind the scenes: I typically give a brief look into the relationship I have with the person I interviewed here. However, this weeks interviewee is significant and a special case. No light or heavy words will be left here to describe her. She doesn't want them or...

McKinzie: Looking For–and Finding–Intimacy

McKinzie: Looking For–and Finding–Intimacy

As you might know, my soul sings when I get to participate in life-giving conversations. The exchange of eye contact, honesty, and time are treasures few give out. Instead, people get coffee with their cell-phones; and happen to be sitting across from someone who is...

Josh: Resetting the Soul

Josh: Resetting the Soul

Boys are different; or, the ones who have walked in, through, and out of my life sure are. Each one is oddly unique, but curiously similar. Deep thinking, observant humans have a way of finding one another. Josh is this type of person; and, lucky enough for me, he was...

Katie: Giving Back Fear

Katie: Giving Back Fear

Behind the scenes: From catching fish on a boat in Alaska to delivering babies in Haiti, Katie has experienced a wide array of God’s creativity and love. She is currently in her first term of nursing school, and is rapidly learning how to balance the fear she feels...