Posts tagged family
Life is Much Simpler When Only One Person's Opinion Matters

You can't escape it.

It bombards you at every turn and is embedded into your heart from the time you're born.

It's the need to belong. We're communal creatures and we long to know that to someone... somewhere... we belong. Mostly we just want to be a part of a club that meets in a treehouse and has a top secret password like "open sesame." But for those of us not fortunate enough to get in with the cool kids, we just want to know we're loved without condition.

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5 Simple Essays to Prime Yourself for the Holidays

No time to write a full post - I'm busy enjoying a large plate of turkey and about a dozen different pies. But if you're itching for some good reading, I've got you covered. Here are five good reads to put the holidays into perspective.

Be mindful. Embrace simplicity. Serve others. Live well.

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Square One Part VI: are you part of the secret club?

You can't escape it.

It bombards you at every turn and is embedded into your heart from the time you're born.

It's the need to belong. We're communal creatures and we long to know that to someone... somewhere... we belong. Mostly we just want to be a part of a club that meets in a treehouse and has a top secret password like "open sesame." But for those of us not fortunate enough to get in with the cool kids, we just want to know we're loved without condition.

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You are the Average of Your Friend Group

Moving back to Baton Rouge after having been away for most of four years has opened my eyes to the power of context within community. Context refers to space and environment in which your life is lived out. To illustrate, if two brothers decided to go to different schools - one to Liberty University and the other to UCLA, though they come from the same background, they're both students and they both are attending school, their context is quite different and it is highly plausible that they will return after graduation as vastly different people. The characters of a story shape the plot and the hero.

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Camping 101

I woke up and groggily stepped outside of my room. As I opened the door I was immediately welcomed by a cool, fall breeze. My heart skipped a beat as the fresh air awakened my senses.

"YES!" I thought. "Fall is here."

And when fall is here, it means camping season is here. Warm fires, wool socks, black coffee (or not) and flap jacks - it's all a part of the magic of camping in Autumn. If you have never been camping, don't worry! I got your back.

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The Non-Minimalist's Guide to Minimalism

I realize that many of you hear minimalism and immediately think "cult". I get how you might come to that conclusion - it's radical, non-traditional and has a small but incredibly loyal band of followers. It's one of those things that is easily dismissed as impractical or foolish with a flip of the hair and a wave of the hand.

If you're remotely interested, I've compiled articles from across the web that have helped me in my quest to live simply.

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Grandpa's Facebook

Imagine if you had the ability to scrub through seemingly endless minutes of video and thousands of images of your grandparents from the time they were 13 years old until the present. Imagine if you could read exactly what they were thinking on a particular day 60+ years ago. Imagine if you could see the time-line of their life in full, vibrant colour.

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Missional Lifestyle Design

In modern western culture we are trending toward streamlined, minimalist, stripped-down… everything. Our design, our architecture, our fashion, our technology – it’s all becoming more tight and efficient. A trend that is becoming increasingly popular among minimalist enthusiasts (including myself).

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