Simple Experiments in Contemplative Photography

January 29, 2016

I love photography. It’s fun, can be as simple or as complicated as I want it to be, and it shapes how I see my surroundings. I especially love its power to tell stories—stories about current events, about our friends and family and communities, about the world around us. But as powerful of a tool […]

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Journey into Peace, Part 2: Falling Down the Rabbit Hole

November 10, 2015

Previously in this series: An Introduction to Peacemaking    Playing war was easily one of my favourite pastimes as a kid. I suppose that’s not uncommon, but I soaked it all up. When I was little, it was re-enacting Civil War battles in our living room and pretending any object imaginable was a gun. Or […]

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“I Have a Husband”

September 29, 2015

“I have a husband.” As I sat in the cafeteria of the Borghese in Rome last summer, I noticed a woman at the next table over having an… “interesting” conversation with a man standing next to her. It took me a minute to pay attention. I’ll admit, I was a bit self-absorbed—I was tired of […]

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Slice of Life: Lots of Slices

May 16, 2014

Hey friends… you all still here? Sorry for being away for awhile. It’s been a busy month and a half. Want to know some of what we’ve been up to? In addition to all our normal stuff with the Feast and Energize and neighbours and church, we… taught self-defence to girls’ club that we like, […]

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Slice of Life: Becoming Urbanites

March 18, 2014

Today I came across this BBC article questioning London’s relationship to the rest of the UK (quote about London from the author’s friend: “A first-rate city with a second-rate country attached.” Ouch.) It reminded me that the problem with city-dwellers is often that we forget the world doesn’t revolve around our metropolis. (Does it work the other […]

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Slice of Life: One Word

March 4, 2014

I don’t much like New Year’s resolutions. We had to choose some for a school assignment in sixth grade, write them out and put them up on the bulletin board, where we promptly forgot about them. Ever since then, Annual Resolutions seemed to me to bear more guilt and pressure than they’re worth. That’s not […]

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Sun, Sun, Sun, Here It Comes

January 11, 2014

The other day I got up early to do a neighbor a favor and drop her son off at school, and I was planning to head straight back home and get a few things ticked off my list. But the day was just so sunny and beautiful I actually couldn’t bear to go back inside […]

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Islam is Not a Monolith (Very Few Things Are, Actually.)

November 27, 2013

Recently a conversation caused me to reflect on how I’ve learned about Islam—because honestly, I was pretty ignorant before I moved to London. In my seventh grade history class, we learned about the five pillars of Islam, and that was pretty much it in public school. The other bits I knew were probably picked up from the […]

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5 Ways to Stay Sane While Working with Your Spouse

October 23, 2013

Let’s be honest—working with your spouse can be weird.  Especially if you’re both working from home. When you’re on the same wavelength, it’s great and feels like the easiest thing in the world. When you’re not, it can feel like aliens have staged a takeover of your darling loved one’s head. If you’ve ever worked […]

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Photo Friday: Edge of the World

September 27, 2013

Our team here is in the middle of orientation for a crew of awesome new members of InnerCHANGE… while we’re busy with that, you can explore the Valley of Rocks with Liz in Exmoor!

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