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Further Thoughts on Going to Iraq (or, God is not Here)

April 18th, 2017|1 Comment

Poppy at her first Maundy Thursday service, her sisters washing her feet. We walked the six blocks to Saint James on Good Friday, the sun shining, a spring breeze chasing us along the [...]

“Live a Little More Beautifully and Dangerously, as Christians Should”: Some Thoughts on Going to Iraq

April 4th, 2017|20 Comments

A normal night in the Smucker household. When Father David said what he said on Sunday morning, I immediately grabbed the pen my daughter was drawing with and scribbled his quote at the [...]

When a Passenger Might Have Thought I Was Going to Kill Her #RideshareConfessional

March 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Photo by Dogoff Zambrano via Unsplash I always try to remember to confirm a passenger’s destination before pulling away from the curb. When a girl climbed into the car a few days ago, [...]

Someone Died on Our Street

March 29th, 2017|1 Comment

Photo by Krista Mangulsone via Unsplash Two or three nights a month, I'll wake up at an ungodly hour and see blue lights flashing against our white window blinds, a rhythmic beating, like [...]

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