Inside Out

person holding compass in forest

This Just For You comes at just the right time for those of us who, on purpose or by accident, spend the holidays in a bit of nostalgic reflection. There’s nothing like the holiday season to take us back to the days of our childhoods. The smells, sights, and sounds of the season stir long-ago…

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New Paths

When we’re open to them, new paths are waiting to be explored. This issue of Just For You includes a podcast, a poem, and a prayer and provides ample paths of learning and reflection. The guest in this episode of The Best of You podcast talks about growing up in extreme poverty and realizing that…

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Go Do Your Thing, Child of God

This installment of Just For You includes works from a biblical scholar, an American novelist, a boy-shepherd turned king, and Jesus. I’d say that’s a pretty good line up. Defiant Joy Since taking Esau McCaulley’s course called The Bible and Theology in Color offered at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in 2020, I’ve read his book…

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Rolling In the Deep

This season of Lent has been a time of deep grief and deep joy…..both at the same time. How is that possible? I’m not sure, but it’s happened and is happening. The stuff I share here has helped me sort the grief and joy out. Maybe it will help you sort some things out, too.…

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Just So You Know

Today’s Just For You is short and sweet, but will be helpful nonetheless. Last week I listened to one of the best conversations I’ve heard on the dynamics of abuse. If you’re like me, I thought abuse was always physical. Not so. Over the last several years, I’ve learned about emotional abuse and the real…

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This Is Not New

The theme of this Just For You curation is faith and what happens when everything you thought to be true, is not. It includes a book, two opportunities for you, and a podcast. I embarked on a journey in 2017 that I didn’t choose. It took two years into it before I realized I was…

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Deep Work & News Just For You

I’ve curated a lot of good stuff for you and I share some news. This installment of Just For You has a door of hope, deep work, and deconstruction. We could all use some of those. A Door of Hope Last year I learned about spiritual direction and have enjoyed the deep blessing of meeting…

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For All the Ladies and the Men Who Love Them

This installment of Just For You is all about the ladies. It’s about the men, too, because men are part of all the ladies’ lives. I’m celebrating the good work of a couple of my fellow co-laborers, who themselves celebrate the good work of their sisters. One writes about a woman in the Bible who…

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A Curated Group of Good Stuff

It’s been a while since I shared a curated group of things I think you’ll enjoy. These three are sure to make you think, and one of them will make you laugh. I listen to a lot of podcasts and sometimes one is too good not to share. This particular episode of Restoring the Soul…

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Just For You

I’ve wanted to do this for a while, so here I am doing it, even though I don’t have all the details planned out in my head. Sometimes we just need to make a move forward before we know exactly where we’re going. I’m an avid reader, an accidental researcher, and an all-round curator of…

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