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Motivational Monday: 4 Ways Jesus Supports Women

The past couple of weeks we have discussed Wonder Woman, one of this year’s top grossing movies.  That discussion so far has taken us to some interesting topics: polyamory, sexual identity, and polity to name a few.  See “There’s More to Wonder” Part 1 and Part 2. Preface:  The release of WW is very timely — it’s hitting a very raw nerve.  I …

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: THERE’S MORE TO WONDER (pt 2)

Hello, Hipsters, and happy Monday!  Let’s get motivated as we look for more meaning in the media. Last week we discussed polyamory and its necessary ingredient for creating Wonder Woman, one of 2017’s top grossing movies!  See “There’s More to Wonder.” Wow, I never knew the breadth of topics HOPE4Hipsters would reach. But given the success, politicization, and backstory of …

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: 3 Things That Will Make Your Life Matter

Back in high school, before it became mainstream, I really enjoyed listening to a band called Switchfoot.  And out of the numerous albums they have created in their twenty plus year existence, my favorite has always been, “The Beautiful Letdown.” Many of the songs caught my attention, but it was, “This Is Your Life,” that caused a self-assured, teenage ‘hipster-in-the-making’ …

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MONDAY MOTIVATION: 3 Ways A Hipster Finds His Humanity

Welcome to the first ever: “Monday Motivation: Meaning In Media!”     To begin this new series, let’s go big by reclaiming our humanity through a clip from “Open Range” starring Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall.  Yes, I’m a huge Western fan! Even though most of us cannot relate at a surface level, there are a few things that stand out: 1) …

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“Purple Rain Won’t Stop The Grass Withering”

Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away… ~ Job I just recently had my backyard seeded for summer grass.  The reason was simple — my winter grass withered. As the world mourns the loss of one of its greatest, modern icons, I am soberly reminded of the brevity of life.  Death is no respecter of persons.  …

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Elias at 6 Months!

Basic Health Update: Elias has Spina Bifida.  He’s made it 6 months since he was born with only the initial medical intervention. From his birth story to present, his life reflects God’s miraculous healing hand in so many ways. Twenty-four hours after birth, Elias had surgery to close his NTD (neural tube defect), myelomeningocele.  (an open wound exposing his lower …

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Elias 3-4-5

Elias is 5 months! Somehow the last 3 months flew by!! Unfortunately, my good intentions didn’t lead to good results, so I’m playing catch up on the monthly updates for Elias. Here is a simple update of what those months looked like for us 🙂 Elias – 3 months: Weight: 16lbs. @ 3 months Elias LOVES to be held, loves …

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Elias – One Month Update

Our Elias is 1 month!  Where has the time gone?! Highlights: Elias is a great eater!!  He usually eats every 2-3 hours.  He weighs approximately 11.5 lbs. and is almost 23 inches. His two big sisters adore him and can’t give him enough kisses.                  He LOVES to be held and rocked to sleep. …