It's OK To Be OK

-Adam Lorenz

There’s a story we’ve heard all too many times. An influential person, be that a celebrity, a politician, or even a local pastor, somehow falls from grace through a statement made or an act that exposes them to be living and participating in unhealthy patterns of life. Some pounce on these individuals to parade them as case studies of why we should constantly be wary of following any individual with power. Others use the event to turn the light on the masses, as a way of reminding each of us of our own personal shortcomings and unhealth.

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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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