“Body & Soul”

So it's Lent. Like, wow it is so Lent. I think my psyche has somehow automatically internalized that it's Lent, because man today has already been tough. Between accidentally sleeping in and being so tired that I physically feel like I'm being pulled down toward the ground, to just feeling an air of slightly increased somberness about…

“Extraordinary In The Ordinary”

I have a seemingly insatiable desire to be extraordinary -- to help others, to make a difference, to love those who aren't, to do something. In fact, on more than one occasion I've been accused to having a hero complex. This seeps into my faith life, my personal life, my public life -- giving me…

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“Grace Upon Grace”

When I was a kid, my parents -- especially my mom -- would often tell me about how she always wanted to name her daughter 'Hannah', because she always loved that name for some reason. I used to think my name wasn't anything special and that it was kind of boring, but now looking back…