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Laundromats.

(This happened in September, two years ago.) Once, while driving on Hamline Avenue on a tepid, stuffy night that made the streetlights wobble slowly when you squinted at them, I noticed a laundromat that I had never seen before. Generally, I am attracted to laundromats, although I cannot say why or that I have ever … Continue reading

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Safety.

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” I read this today. In Isaiah 43. Lately I have been struggling with knowing that these words are for me. I’ve been holding back from bringing my fears and pains to Him. Logically, I know this is truth. But … Continue reading

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Winter Edition 2.

I wore my coat all day today. Even inside – at my desk in all my classes and while I was eating lunch. I actually forgot what shirt I had put on that morning and was wearing underneath. It was 40 degrees out, but it was windy and felt colder. Typically, I don’t love winter. … Continue reading

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What Is God Calling You To Do?

My degree says I should edit or teach. The ads on my Facebook page say I should go backpacking, skijoring, or winter camping. My church here says small group. My church back home says mission trip. The National Geographic magazine in the bathroom says something worthwhile. My society says I should be thin, make money, … Continue reading

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Perception Sets.

We’ve been learning about Perception Sets in one of my classes on counseling this fall. I’d like to know what yours are. Fill out your answers (type out whatever word or few words that first pop into your head) and submit via comment. Feel free to submit anonymously too if you don’t want to be … Continue reading