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Reading Old And New

It’s the end of another calendar year, and our cultural trends decree that we compile best-of lists for everything from the music we heard to the socks we wore. Not to mention the books we read. I haven’t ranked mine in any order; they appear here as I’ve thought of them, along with a word…

On Character

A version of this article originally appeared in the Et Cetera, Regent College’s student newspaper, on Dec 13, 2022. Sometimes the voice in my head gets too loud to ignore: the one that says I simply don’t measure up compared to others. It recites like a litany or a creed all the things I have…

Why We Smile At Funerals

I pack my bag to get ready for the day. The usual: notebook, laptop, lunch. And the little ball of anxiety, tight as rubber bands, that still expands the more I find to wrap around it. Where is hope to be found, and where the faith that stands on tip-toe? I pack my bag with…

On Notebooks

This article orginally appeared in the Et Cetera, Regent College’s student newspaper, on September 6, 2022. Sometimes you’re asked to name those who’ve inspired you. I’m going to start answering: people who fill up notebooks. The pile of my unfinished notebooks is (I’ve measured) waist-high, though I just realized that I’ve forgotten to add my…

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