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Ten Days in Israel

Jan26
by Laura

I returned home from ten days in Israel just a few weeks ago. It was perhaps the greatest adventure of my life so far. I don't think I've even scratched the surface of all that…

Top 6 Albums of 2016

Dec26
by Laura

While it's been a rough year all around, it seems to me that it's actually been solid year for music. Two of my all-time favorite bands each dropped a great album within a week of…

Of Lights and Carols

Dec13
by Laura

  Words and light. We all know the power of these two ordinary but extraordinary elements of our existence. They are cornerstones of civilization. Words can hurt, hinder, help, heal. They can build you up or…

Election 2016: What I Stand For

Nov7
by Laura

The year leading up to this election has been many things: contentious, headache-inducing, hilarious, entertaining, horrifying, corrupt, sobering, unbelievable. But one thing’s for sure—it has not been pleasant. And while I’ve kept my political opinions…

Why I’m Blogging Again

Oct27
by Laura

Let's try this again. It's been nearly two years since I've blogged consistently. There are quite a few reasons for that, but they basically boil down to these three things: • I started working a…

X-Men: Apocalypse’s Startling Spirituality

Jul12
by Laura

This is what happens when you toss spiritual themes into a blender with a superhero film—I can't shut my mind up when I leave the theater. So ya'll get this. Some minor spoilers ahead. X-Men: Apocalypse…

For Those Who Must See (Thomas’ Prayer)

Mar27
by Laura

I was inspired during an Easter message to write this poem about Jesus' resurrection from the perspective of "Doubting" Thomas the disciple. Read his story in John 20:24-31. “Follow me,” you said and I considered…