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My NoCal Chill

After 4 weeks of camp living as an extrovert, this week I found myself retreating farther into a personal bubble. I like to tell people that I don’t have a personal bubble because typically I can talk to anyone and everyone—without problem. But this week, I felt myself lacking some of the energy it takes […]

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Cow Tanking, Noodlin’, and Earthquakes

Dear Reader,   I am a horrible blogger and I apologize for that. In my defense for not posting blogs more frequently, I have been quite busy and internet at church camps is very limited, if you can believe that. I am currently at Chi Rho camp at Loch Leven in the Pacific Southwest Region. […]

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I Love Vespers

I just wrapped up my third camp of the summer and the counselors have arrived for my fourth camp. I have had some camp changes and will be spending a second week at Loch Leven with Chi Rho camp! CYF 2 just ended and I am left in awe of these amazing campers. I have […]

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Indiana and Ohio: Building Emotional Room

Many apologies to those of you who were anticipating a blog post from me last week! When I left Bedford Christian Camp in Southern Indiana I was fairly emotionally drained. I wasn’t sure how I was feeling and what to do with many of the experiences and stories shared with me. Many high schoolers I […]

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Sex Camp, WaKanDaHo Kentucky

Now before you get your panties in a bunch—sex camp is not what it sounds like. Instead, the week is all about educating eighth graders about sex! Now, I was initially worried when I heard that I was being sent to Kentucky to talk about sex with eighth graders at a church camp. I conjured […]

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A-OK in OK

My summer as a nomadic advocate for peace and justice began two weeks ago. After a week of training at Disciples headquarters in Indianapolis, I left for the “land of the Red Man”—a name I find incredibly problematic, but not uncommon for the history of Oklahoma. I landed in Tulsa where I was greeted by […]

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And so it begins.

I have never created a blog before. As a result, these first few entries may be a little rough. You have been warned. This will likely be the fastest slow moving summer that I have ever encountered. I made it through my first camp with less trouble than I had expected, and more laughter than […]

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Hello and welcome. Before we get started, I feel the need to set a couple of ground rules. The first, I have never blogged so this will be extremely awkward and uncomfortable for all of us, but at least we can do it together. Second, don’t talk about fight club. Great! Now let’s dive into […]

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Counter-Intuitive Peace; Messy, Elusive Justice: Sermon on Amos 5

Now that I’ve been home for a few weeks and thrown back into the regimen of school, work, and preparation for an unknown future, writing and sharing this sermon with my church family offered me a much-needed time of reflection about my DPF summer. I would have never chosen to preach on Amos 5——my general […]

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The Crazy Ones

God warned the people of an earthquake that would swallow all the waters of the land. The waters that would take their place would make everyone insane. Only the prophet took God seriously. He carried huge jugs of water to his mountain cave so that he had enough to last him till the day he […]

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