Mama i’m adopted!

4.29.21 Dear dad, I don’t have a lot of memories from my youngest days, but the few are vivid. And I know you remember this one too because mom had told me how you fought her on it and dreaded doing it. Dare I even recall it into existence? Yes. The sex talk with Adam. […]

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Lauren of Samaria.

3.14.2021 Dear dad, My heart is racing. I asked that this Lent be different. Well, I think I’m getting it. And it’s not just missing coffee. “My heart is swollen with fear and wonder; it can tell me nothing except I’m standing on holy ground.” [Nicodemus, The Chosen] In today’s Gospel reading [Year B; John […]

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5v5 brings out the worst in us.

11.13.2020 Dad, We played a five versus five tournament at training last night. With the rest of the season postponed until the spring, we don’t have any games to prepare for, so training has been mostly technical activities and small games to goal. After the fall season was over in college, we often would do […]

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My first love.

9.23.2020 Dad, “When people read the Apocalypse, they get frightened by the earthquakes and locusts and famines and scorpions. But the only reason God would allow these things is because He loves us. The world is good- make no mistake about that- but the world is not God. If we’ve allowed the world and its […]

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The arena.

8.19.20 Dad, I have been waiting on this a long time. Mulling over when and how to express something so lofty. So precious as life. Like holding a bird in your hands. Cupping them firmly enough so he doesn’t fly away but gently so as not to harm him. I think the truth is often […]

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