I am Casey K. Cross

Life is short.
Don't forget to love.

Contentment

The past five days have been soul-filling and joyful. I have had such a wonderful time reconnecting with my friends Stacey and Steven, the Pacific Coast, and myself. In a usual year, this would mark the end of my vacation time. I would be refreshed and ready to return to work. In a usual year, even though the rest of this day would be vacation, my mind would already be returning home, to what needs to get done, and whether or not I feel ready to accomplish it. With this being a month-long sabbatical, I am enjoying the realization that this is only the first third (ish) of my month, with even

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Safe Haven

I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. Psalm 4:8 (NRSV)

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Handling Conflict

How to handle conflict is something that is sometimes easier said than done, but we need to try – even with our siblings

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Awe of Averages

awe[1] (noun) an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime. It is widely understood that the

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Lost or Found

If we took a moment to reflect on our lives, I am sure many of us could locate at least one moment that

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