November 2: Bouldering

I recently began bouldering at a local gym. It gets me out of my head and into my body like nothing else I’ve known, and it’s exhilarating! I hate working out, but this feels more like a delightful activity than exercise. Everyone is encouraging, regardless of your level, and sending a route I’ve been projecting…

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Photos from the Garfield Park Conservatory

Today I visited the Garfield Park Conservatory on the Westside of Chicago. It’s one of the city’s gems, this free green space. Local workers take lunch breaks there, and others come from around the city to explore the beauty of the cacti, ferns, flowers, and gardens. The sounds of water streaming physically relaxed and grounded…

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The White Oak

First, thanks for caring about the environment and history enough to read this story. Secondly, I hope you love this “stubborn” old fellow! He’s grand, really quite regal and friendly, with a lot to teach us.

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Evangelicals embracing diversity – it’s a thing

Some of the gifts God gave us are our identity and very appearance. Our race is intentional and good.

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