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By This Kind of Hard Work

When I was a teenager my parents bought a minivan with a VHS tape player—it felt super high tech at the time.  One of my favorite memories in that van was a day when I was driving our family home from the Boundary Waters in Minnesota.  My dad was in the backseat, and to keep… Continue reading By This Kind of Hard Work

Not Knowing What to Say

The other day I texted one of my friends, who happens to be black, just to say “hi” and check in.  She’s one of my closest friends and we communicate multiple times a week, with seldom a week going by where we don’t see each other at least once.  She said she was “OK” and… Continue reading Not Knowing What to Say

He Has Already Provided

Last September my family and I took a trip to Colorado for my brother’s wedding.  It was a big, long, and expensive (for us!) trip.  Earlier in the year, I put money aside from our tax return in order to pay for the trip.  However, while we were out there, I couldn’t help but get… Continue reading He Has Already Provided

Who Owns It?

“Can I go to Grammy’s house and vacuum her stairs?” One of my boys asked me. “Well you could vacuum our stairs…” I reply, taking note of all the crushed leaves and sock lint littering the flight. “No…I just want to vacuum her stairs…can you text her to see if I can come over?” I… Continue reading Who Owns It?