This week was a lot of fun. I got to take a self-portrait with my very first beard! My oldest son decided he wanted to take part in one of the pics and it turned into a really sweet moment. I had my camera sitting on a BBQ grill and had the screen flipped around … More Week 23 – F/8 Portrait
I took this photo while we were on vacation. I was struggling with what I could do when I saw the Etch A Sketch and thought it would fit the bill nicely.
In the closing days of the year I’m going to finish posting the pictures that I took each week for the Dogwood Photography Challenge. With just a few weeks left, I’ve managed to complete each week and stay caught up so now I need to get caught up with posting them on my blog. Here’s … More Week 21 – Soft
Originally posted on Go Ask the Platypus:
When people ask me what my husband does, I hesitate. Non-military members usually have no idea what military ministry looks like, and it’s hard to know where to start. It is cheerier to recount chapel services, promotion celebrations, marriage retreats, and baptisms, but in honor of Veteran’s Day,…
Since starting CPE, I’ve found myself turning to the moleskine notebook I keep in my backpack more and more. Usually I write prayers related to particular patients I’ve encountered. This time I wrote a poem as I tried to process the violence of another mass shooting. This shooting hit especially close to home as it … More Poem – Death Undone
It breaks my heart that we live in a world where a prayer like this is necessary. A world where this type of violence seems to be ever more common. But it is. So today I’m praying and taking action. What does action look like for most of us every day? Small acts of love, … More A Prayer For Those Wrestling With the Violence of Mass Murder
The past few weeks have been full of sports news well outside the comfortable norms of scores and analysis. They have been dominated by images of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem or forgoing being on the field at all while it is being played. The reason for the protest is the … More Protesting the National Anthem and Bending Toward Justice