In 2020, I was pretty diligent about keeping a prayer journal. Basically, I would pray through ACTS: Adoration, or God, this is why you’re awesome; Confession, or God, here’s how specifically I messed up today; Thanksgiving, or God, here’s how …

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I’m posting this today in honor of the fact that I’m something like 2/3 of the way through Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Back in 2014, after my first Hutchmoot, I spent some time exploring Nashville, and wandered through the Parthenon. If …

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I took about 10 years of piano lessons. I never got very good at it, mostly because I hated actual practice, but I still love playing. I got a good keyboard several years ago, and while I don’t play often, …

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Without a doubt, one of the most personally influential books I read in 2020, and possibly ever, is Michael Card’s Inexpressible, which explores the theme of hesed love—God’s covenantal love and faithfulness, promised to Israel. It’s basically the heartbeat of …

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In case anyone missed the memo, I skipped posting a poem last week because I had a somewhat last-second opportunity to adopt a puppy and I took it. Technically I had been on the waiting list since July, but when …

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Over the last year in particular I’ve tried to take advantage of some of the local nature trails. One particular favorite starts behind my complex, then cuts through a different complex and leads around a small pond. It doesn’t seem …

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  I don’t remember what led to today’s poem. I’m sure I was crushing on someone, but the “coworkers and friends” line made me wonder if I had some FOMO going on as well—people gathering without me for whatever reason. …

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In case anyone was wondering, I usually schedule my Sunday poems on Saturday night. Sometimes  it’s based on something specific going on in life; I might even post a poem I wrote that week. More often than not, it’s more …

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Just another poem from last November’s challenge. This one was based on the prompt “Unexpected” and is a retelling of the beginning of The Hobbit. Enjoy! An Unexpected Party Originally written November 2, 2020 “How’d you react if thirteen dwarves showed up …

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