Author Archives: Jason

Sixteen

He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves. Psalm 47:4 Not all pride is sinful. Today my heart is full; I am proud beyond measure. Our twins have turned sixteen! Today we celebrate sixteen years … Continue reading

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Best Music of 2020 (So Far)

In some ways, it’s hard to believe that we’re already past the halfway mark of the year. But then again, in other ways, it seems like 2020 is the year that will never end. In the absence of sports, concerts, … Continue reading

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Talking to Strangers

I just finished reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know. So much of this book was a revelation, especially in light of the seismic cultural shifts we’ve witnessed in the last … Continue reading

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Quick to Love

These words were written in 1868, but they are poignant for our time as well: Life is short. We do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel the way with us. So, be quick to … Continue reading

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My Best Albums List: 1987-2019

The past few months of quarantine have been challenging for many people in this country. My heart hurts for those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus (over 110,000 as of this writing — with 21 states reporting an … Continue reading

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Live for the Applause of the Nail-Scarred Hands

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That’s What I See

Two images have been seared in my mind these past few days. Both are scandalous, although for differing reasons. The image of George Floyd… …and the image of President Trump. The contrast between the two is stark. The image of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jackson

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My Daughter’s Thoughts

My fifteen-year-old daughter’s thoughts on what is happening in this country right now:

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What Breaks Your Heart?

What breaks your heart? I’ve been thinking about the things that get us really incensed, the sorts of things that outrage us. In my circles, I hear a lot of outrage over things like businesses requiring patrons to wear masks. … Continue reading

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