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So far Joel has created 162 blog entries.

Melodies in the White Noise

By | 2018-01-17T22:11:44+00:00 December 18th, 2015|

  It's been awhile since I've posted anything, due to many factors: processing a lot for studies, working hard, letting life be life and social networking less, and learning how to Sabbath rest. Really, it just seems like through the jumble of the social and political climate in the world, what I write on my [...]

The renewal of listening

By | 2018-01-17T22:56:34+00:00 June 17th, 2015|

There are moments where everything changes, because you can hear so clearly. I remember in my exuberant teen piety, I would pray time and time again, "Lord, I give you everything I am. I am fully Yours." I would burn my 'secular' music in bonfires, and anything else that I felt separated me from God. [...]

The slow death of hurry

By | 2018-01-16T15:20:41+00:00 May 30th, 2015|

I remember the morning, and mornings just like it. Early morning sunlight streamed in the window of the cabin, as the end of my bed started to warm from the first rays of sunlight. Sitting up on the edge of the bed, I hung my feet off the side, letting my feet feel the cool [...]