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Author Archives: Abby
Perspective. It’s such an unassuming word. Yet 14 years into my teaching career, and 35 years into my life, I am only just beginning to plumb the depths of its significance for human interaction. As a pre-teen listening to my (great) Uncle Richard preaching, I heard the story of how his mother was taken offContinue reading “Perspective”
I fell on the ice today. There was no warning, and my knee and palm seemed to break my fall with lighting speed, even as my confident step was still slipping into its painful landing. Somehow, even though my brain had yet to consciously process the black ice or its repercussions, my open smoothie cupContinue reading “Morning Mishap”
Speaking, Pursuing Wisdom, & Racism in America
I have thought a lot about voices this week, about the power and danger of words. If you know me, you probably know that I am a very verbal being. I love language, I love words, and I’m a verbal processor who enjoys “gaming out” information in ongoing intellectual dialogue. So the old axiom “ItContinue reading “Speaking, Pursuing Wisdom, & Racism in America”
Whatever my lot . . .
In the darkest part of sorrow, if you hear Horatio Spafford’s well-known hymn It is Well, it can sound far-fetched. How could anyone experiencing profound pain honestly say that, though they are drowning in sorrows, it is “well” with their soul? When you look deeper into the origin of this hymn, however, you discover thatContinue reading “Whatever my lot . . .”
Time doesn’t just fly. . .
. . . it seems to travel exclusively in warp-speed. 157 days have already passed since I casually passed through a life-checkpoint that regularly pitches scads of people into a significant existential crisis (if my anecdotal observations can be generalized). That’s right. On December 24th of 2016: I turned 30. [source] For whatever reason, aside from feeling slightly moreContinue reading “Time doesn’t just fly. . .”
Who Needs Inspiration?
Last week, I had the chance to host a very Whovian gender-reveal party for some dear friends who are expecting their first little one this summer. Check out a few of the details! I tried to include as many relevant quotes as possible. . . Classic Whovian foods made their appearance, with toasted-coconut encrusted marshmallowsContinue reading “Who Needs Inspiration?”
Seeing Red [Starbucks Cups?]
Jesus, solid red Starbucks cups, Christian faith, and re-orienting ourselves towards what actually matters…
Autumnal Advice: Feeling Fall-ish?
I love Autumn. It is my favorite season and usually quite the coziest of them all. There are a few things that I love to do most ESPECIALLY in the Fall! As this glorious season ramps up, consider doing some or all of the following: Listen to the beautifully melancholy music of Erik Satie: WatchContinue reading “Autumnal Advice: Feeling Fall-ish?”
Caillou: A Study in What is Wrong With Society
via Yup. You heard me correctly. I’m talking about Caillou; that supposedly-innocuous children’s television show from Canada. I almost hesitate to write a blogpost about this, because someone has already done this subject justice. Over at howtobeadad.com there is a post called “Caillou” is French for SHUT UP which perfectly demonstrates my feelings about Caillou.Continue reading “Caillou: A Study in What is Wrong With Society”