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I've been writing the word "Emmanuel" over and over, trying to get it absolutely perfect. (I struggle with uppercase cursive Es.) That's the accumulation of a couple of afternoons, but it wasn't just those couple of afternoons—it was years. There have been vaguely serial-killer-y "Emmanuel" Post-Its and paper scraps all over the place in my … Continue reading With Us

The Best You Can Do Is Try to Be Someone Worthy of Loving

Happy Halloween! Here is a photo of some of my friends and I group-costume-ing last weekend for our church's fall festival. We're dressed as characters from Gravity Falls, a truly excellent two-season cartoon that I would insist you watch immediately if it hadn't just been yanked off of Hulu to presumably resurface on Disney+ later. (But … Continue reading The Best You Can Do Is Try to Be Someone Worthy of Loving