Month: December 2015

December 17th, 2015

“Beautiful, Beautiful” Reflections on Sacrifice

It was an honor last Sunday to sing for my church. I wrote this song (“Beautiful, Beautiful,” in case you missed it) in response to what God has been teaching me over the last few years – namely, to love freely and openly, even if that love is not reciprocated. Love and I have always […]

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December 10th, 2015

The End of the Year

The end of the year. Even in Los Angeles, winter reminds us of our mortality, or at least our frailty. We’re thankful we don’t live in iceboxes like Chicago or Minneapolis, but our pace of life is its own kind of icy wasteland. We stumble along, burdened by waist-deep snow made of unrelenting social and […]

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December 4th, 2015

A Story from the Winter Refuge

On November 12 of this year, actress Pauley Perette was attacked by a homeless man in Hollywood. After the assault, she said he “headed towards Hollywood Blvd with murder in his eyes.” Rolling back the calendar 10 months to January, I helped serve dinner to a group of homeless people as part of the Winter […]

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