Donald Trump perfectly illustrates this Christian principle…

George H.W. Bush died this weekend. He is the first president Jaron and I were aware of in childhood, so we experienced a wave of bittersweet nostalgia at the news—even though, as adults, we disagree with many of Bush’s political beliefs.

His death prompted discussion on how we’ll feel when other former presidents go. Bill Clinton, Bush junior, Barack Obama, and—well, You-Know-Who.

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5 Outdoorsy Activities For Midwest Winters

Outdoorsy Activities For Midwest Winters copyThese are dark times for lovers of the great outdoors.

I mean literally, dark times. Winter has some stinkin’ short days.

If you winter in the Midwest, you also have to put up with gray cloud cover, air capable of freezing your soul, dead plants as far as the eye can see, and bad weather killing your travel plans.

With less beauty to enjoy and temperatures that seem to preclude leisurely walks or long hikes, what’s an outdoor lover to do in this chilly hell? Resign yourself to ugliness and hibernate through March?

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The Last Star Wars Review (for awhile)


Spoilers abound in this review. Duh.

Fair warning: if the two newest Star Wars movies are a source of inspiration and hope to you, don’t let me be a rainy hater on your parade. You keep hoping and being inspired. But do at least hear out and consider my comments about the integrity of art and the weird relationship I’m seeing between truth-telling narratives and consumerism.

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It occurred to me that I never shared my latest and most fun infographic to date: the results of the #GivingTuesdayGU campaign that I helped spearhead for Greenville University this November. Our results were stellar!


Giving Tuesday GU Recap