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Why We are Choosing to Stop the Growth of Our Disabled Son

Early this morning, I took a tiny green pill, dropped it into a 10 mL syringe, drew water into the syringe, and waited for the pill to dissolve. Then I slowly pushed the cloudy green solution into my son Grayson’s feeding tube extension where it made its way to his stomach. While I do this routine three…

Reading, Writing, Listening, Watching: January 2019

I made a goal for January to read as many books as I could, and this morning, I finished my 21st book of the month! A lot of these were audiobooks, and since I’ve trained my brain to listen to them at 1.75x speed, I can usually get through a book in a day. No…

Stop Spreading Falsehoods to Argue Your Pro-Life Position

If you are going to argue the evils of abortion in light of New York’s Reproductive Health Act, signed into law on Tuesday night, at least do so with correct facts. The passage of this law does NOT mean that thousands of pregnant women carrying full-term, healthy babies will be flooding into abortion clinics to…

Reflections on 2018

I love reflecting on the past twelve months every year at this time. 2018 has in some ways been one of the most challenging years of my life, and in some ways one of the best. If I were to describe the year in a word it would be HEAVY. Most of my time was…

Santa Letters 2018

Every year, my dad writes the kids beautiful letters from “Santa”. Here are this year’s editions: Grayson Dear Grayson, Well, once again I have proved that “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Regarding the former, I made the terrible mistake of following a route into Texas that took my sleigh over the…

Reading, Writing and Listening:: November 2018

I’m a few days late posting this, but it’s been a crazy, surreal month so far. On Wednesday, November 28, HuffPost published an article I pitched them right before Thanksgiving. It went viral, and I’ve been busy responding to comments, messages and emails I received in response. To date, I have over 500 emails in…

Evolving Faith 2018: Grief, Anger, Justice, and Hope

Last weekend, I attended the Evolving Faith conference in Montreat, North Carolina. From the conference’s website description: Your faith is changing, and everything else seems to be changing with it—your relationships, your views on justice and social issues, your experience with the Church, your very identity.  Evolving Faith is a gathering of kindred spirits, an…

Reading, Writing, and Listening:: October 2018

October was book-heavy for me; I haven’t done much writing but finished nine books, most of which profoundly challenged me. Books I Read Love Undocumented: Risking Trust in a Fearful World by Sarah Quezada: Shannan Martin (see next book) recommended this to me, and I’m so thankful. This book should be required reading for all American…

They Aren’t a Mob of Aliens: How Dehumanizing Language Contributes to the Migrant Caravan Crisis

The latest polarizing topic Americans are buzzing about is the caravan of migrants making their way to the United States border. Their numbers have grown steadily since they began their journey from Honduras in mid-October, and are now estimated to be over 7,000. This is a crisis. It’s a crisis to the men, women and…

Reading, Writing and Listening: September 2018

I’m going to start tracking monthly the books I’ve read, exceptional podcast episodes I’ve listened to, and places my writing is published other than on my own blog. Books I Read Educated by Tara Westover: I’m linking this first because I can’t stop thinking about this book and recommending it. Educated is a memoir of…