Praying In Color

Praying In Color

-Jen Wise

Sometimes when I’m praying it’s helpful to grab a handful of colored pens or sharpies and kind of doodle and jot down words. It helps me to stay focused, to listen, and to really dwell in my thoughts and feelings. My journals are full of lime green arrows, indigo verses and phrases, and purple outlines, exclamation points, and stars...

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Green Sangria

Green Sangria

-Jen Wise

Some of my favorite parts of summer are the impromptu hangs. Anything on the grill is just a little more festive. And if you’re on your back patio or a neighbor’s porch, all you really need is a bottle of Prosecco and a quick snack and it feels like an event. That’s the magic of summer. 

And the sangria—a  nice cold, fresh, light sangria. Like this one. Not too sweet. Not too strong. Just right...

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Playlist For a Porch-Sit

Playlist For a Porch-Sit

- Ben Capps

I come from a family of mosquito slapping, chicken raising, back porch sitting, kombucha tea sipping, rowdy hymn singers. We lived our summer months on the planks of wood outside out back door. In fact, to this day, when I visit in the summer my mother sets up a bed for me out on the porch. She knows full well that there is a slim chance of me sleeping indoors.

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Seared Sweet Potatoes with Sausage and Radicchio

Seared Sweet Potatoes with Sausage and Radicchio

Sometimes it’s irritating to look for new recipes… ah, another pasta! Wow, you toasted the walnuts?! Ooooh, sirarcha on those veggies? Who could have thought of this!?!? <insert giant eye roll> Don’t get me wrong, I love toasted walnuts, and good, staple recipes… but sometimes it can all feel a bit uninspiring...

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

-Ben Capps

The final manifestation of spring that adorns our living room is dramatically less romantic. This last sign is an indicator not only of our external activities but also of our internal sentiments. In the corner of the room is a heaping pile of bulging trash bags full of our “stuff”...

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