Category Archives: community


Finding and Creating Your Community

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Reader request from my friend Rachel: “Since you asked for potential future topics, may I request one on finding and creating your community? You seem to do this really well and I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the … Continue reading

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What Tiger Eyes Taught Me About Community

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  Last weekend, the movie adaptation of Tiger Eyes aired on TV. Tiger Eyes has always been my favorite Judy Blume book. It’s about Davey, a Jersey girl whose father is shot and killed one summer night. After the funeral, … Continue reading

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Neediness

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I hate needing people. I’ve spent a lot of my adult life actively cultivating toughness and independence. It hasn’t come naturally. There’s nothing wrong with seeking to be stronger and more capable, but I think I’ve crossed into a kind … Continue reading

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Awkward.

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Poor turtle needs a hug! “Embrace the awkward” is a statement I hear a lot at church these days. My church is really trying to foster community, and from where I’m sitting, it’s going well. But many of us often hesitate to approach … Continue reading

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Across the Hall

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 I lived in a dorm for all four years of college (well, three years in a dorm and then one year in on-campus apartments). Despite the less-than-stellar lodging, it was one of the best times of my life. Recently my … Continue reading

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