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Eve, can I trust this garden? Feb 08, 2021

Told Brandi tonight that I feel like there’s something stirring inside of me. It’s a unique sensation that I’ve come to recognize over the years. The way I do when whatever it is turns into a record. Maybe this time it’s another book. I entered this year with a lot of...

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He knows we’re hunting horcruxes Feb 05, 2021

Stephen King understands fear.

This is the first time I have considered what a heavy weight he must carry — or must once have carried, at least — to understand fear the way that he does.

The book IT is not about a scary clown. It is about fear. The insidious, creeping nature of...

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Let The Light In Feb 04, 2021

Image: HBO

"Well, once there was only dark. If you ask me, the light's winning."

Rust Cohle, True Detective

 

Anxiety is the result of believing that the darkness can extinguish the light. 

I've done things I'm not proud of. So have you. The more pastors I watch "fall from grace," or...

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Pandering Feb 03, 2021

Don’t pander. 

Why?

Because eventually you’ll realize your “not lies” were lies, and the biggest of them were the ones you told yourself. 

Pandering becomes prison, and if your livelihood is attached to it, then you get an ankle monitor thrown in. 

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It’s Annoying That Self-Help Was So Demonized Jan 12, 2021

As I was meditating this morning, the word “is” came to me.

I have never had a “word of the year,” but perhaps “is” is a good enough one to start with. I am always getting hung up over what isn’t, or what should be, or what could be, or what might be.

But...

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