“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…

“That Which Rules And Forms Man’s Soul”

Recently, I had to write a paper for my favorite philosophy class this semester on Plato's discussion of man's character as it's related to the development of his soul in his famous work, the Republic. Typically when I write these papers, I (admittedly) read and internalize what Socrates says in the text, and then just…