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    reverse robin-hood

    Recently I stole took some food from a homeless shelter here in Grand Rapids. Not just a little, but at least four or five full bags.  Some homeless guys even offered me some bananas which I also accepted. I was on my way to book club to discuss “The Memory Keepers Daughter” when I remembered it was Wednesday & that neither Dave nor I had picked up our share of veggies from our CSA (community supported agriculture) farm.  My friend Sarah was pulling out of off of our street when I realized this and started to exclaim “shizzle-shizzle-shizzle!” I really do try not to swear- having a toddler who repeats…

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    friday fluff day- ArtPrize!!

    We watched a gem miner last night in live action during ArtPrize competition, the worlds largest art competition taking place in Grand Rapids, MI.  Our uber-creative friend and artist Adam Wolpa sculped a gem mine and then did performance art to “mine” the gems, shining a light on the sparkly rocks and gems. It was so creative and beautiful! Thumbs WAY up Wolpa! There were so many beautiful sculptures and paintings scattered across outdoor downtown Grand Rapids and tucked into boutiques, coffeeshops and churches.  What’s really cool is that the public votes on the piece that they like best and the winner gets $250,000! It is definitely worth checking out…

  • art,  dating,  Uncategorized

    friday fluff day- ArtPrize!!

    We watched a gem miner last night in live action during ArtPrize competition, the worlds largest art competition taking place in Grand Rapids, MI.  Our uber-creative friend and artist Adam Wolpa sculped a gem mine and then did performance art to “mine” the gems, shining a light on the sparkly rocks and gems. It was so creative and beautiful! Thumbs WAY up Wolpa! There were so many beautiful sculptures and paintings scattered across outdoor downtown Grand Rapids and tucked into boutiques, coffeeshops and churches.  What’s really cool is that the public votes on the piece that they like best and the winner gets $250,000! It is definitely worth checking out…

  • inner world,  jesus,  sheer vanity,  spirituality,  Uncategorized

    subversive humility

    Stick it to the man- learn how to subvert the system through practicing humility.  Check out my podcast to learn how at the link below! I initially preached out of this passage, Phillipians 2 at Cedar Campus to a group of about 200 college students from InterVarsity chapters across Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. Recently I spoke on this same topic at my church, Madison Square in Grand Rapids, MI where this was recorded.  My pastor who introduces me at the beginning of this recording even plugged my blog much to my amusement and surprise! Enjoy!

  • dating,  food,  friendship,  marriage,  sex,  Uncategorized

    We should mate, uh, I mean date!

    Doesn’t dating make you crazy sometimes?  I was out with some girlfriends awhile ago on a Saturday night at Republic and as we were watching the brigade of mini-skirt clad ladies make their way upstairs, primly holding stems of martini glasses to make sure not to spill, we mused on life as married women who have taken ourselves off the meat market. “I’m so glad that I don’t have to get hooched up anymore hoping to hook up with a guy when I go out!” quipped one of my friends as she popped a salted edamame out of it’s fuzzy pod and into her mouth. “Yeah, it gets so tiresome…