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Ministry Isn’t Just a Job for Professionals

This summer my family and I visited Washington, D.C. We spent nine days there, seeing more museums, monuments, government buildings, historical documents, and gift shops than I could remember now without looking at the complex itinerary we made for ourselves (and mostly followed). It wasn’t really a vacation–it was more like an intense tourism project. […]

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1 Thing I Want Everyone to Know about Mental Illness

When I was 14, mental illness redefined my family and reshaped our understanding of the world. My mother had showed symptoms of schizophrenia since young adulthood, but no one had understood them as indications of illness. For about a year, they had been growing more disruptive. Then one day when no one came to pick […]

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10 Cultural Phenomena (from the Last 40 Years) That Are Gone Forever and Worth Remembering

So my kids are getting ready to go back to school, and for some reason the smell of new notebook paper and pulling out the backpacks makes me nostalgic. In hope of preserving of mutual memory, I bring you 10 things to remember from the last 40 years. Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom This show […]

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