I didn’t know how to Care

Above is a photo taken during powerful prayer at my graduation party from JUSTembrace – a photo I will treasure for the rest of my life.  It was my first time experiencing Sher’s hostess powers for myself, and they were above and beyond what one could hope for in a going away party.  The banana… Read more »

Dancing in the Streets

Dancing in the streets to a mostly white hip-hop cover band with my small group (to Will Smith’s Gettin’ Jiggy With It) has been one of the highlights of my year. While I wanted to scoff at the horrendous outfits, furry hats, and fake-gold chains bedecking everyone in the band that played… it didn’t take… Read more »

Where is Jesus?

Today is my last involvement in the JUSTembrace birthday parties as an intern. As I think, once again, back on twelve months of birthday parties thrown at a local homeless shelter, I started to think about the drastic difference of a person who doesn’t have many people around to celebrate with, who have people around that even… Read more »

a birthday cake

Last week was a friend’s birthday from the neighborhood, he was an almost instant friend to me when we met last summer, and, in fact, was the first guy we had into our home for dinner one hot, hazy day last July.  A picture hangs on our dining room wall of that holy dinner, a… Read more »

the best ship of all

Spending a week alone has been a very good thing for this intern.  I didn’t tell you I was alone before because you’d come find me and murder me in my sleep. Clearly. Now my roommate returns and I can sleep without the frying pan near my side.  It really is not scary to live… Read more »

Learning to See

Each and every month the small group I am a part of has been hosting JUSTembrace’s monthly birthday parties. Depending on the month, sometimes we have green cupcakes, sometimes we have pink ones. Sometimes we have presidental trivia, and sometimes we throw a spontaneous Christmas party in addition to celebrating the birthdays of the month…. Read more »


Last year I blogged about the justice conference, this year I went. It seemed almost painful to be missing out last year, as I felt steeped in the work of justice, really I was only beginning to learn the concepts behind what it means to live justly. God’s justice, not ours, not our societies, not… Read more »

Beautiful People of Portland

Beside a few clips of Portlandia, and my general knowledge of the North West, I knew little of what Portland would be like. After almost a full week of exploring the downtown and neighborhoods of Portland, I was feeling nostalgic of Madison, WI, where I spent my middle and high school years. Portland and its… Read more »

Quiet! Commercial Time! Super Bowl XLVI

Last night as I watched the Super Bowl in my living room, I looked around me and thought about how weird it all was. We’re all definitely a bunch of weirdo’s. “This is like the Super Bowl party for misfits” – me “Yeah? How is that any different from the rest of our life?” -Sher… Read more »

Have I ever told you how I feel about feet?

Perhaps it seems from the title that I am implying I dislike feet. Actually, I don’t really have a problem with feet.  Without a doubt I enjoy the occasional pedicure, and I love bare feet in the summer.  Feet are feet, like my ears – they need a little extra attention sometimes, but mostly they… Read more »