mike lives in spokane washington and is a pastor at a spirit community called branches


The minimalist coffee shop is slowly being replaced by the grungy and eclectic 90’s vibe shop. We are sick of the sterile and the clean and the polished. Because in a time as polarized as this, we need to be reminded that there’s color and hope and mood.

We also need to embrace levity. Because to not do so - to exist eternally in the serious and the doubling down - will tense our muscles so tight we’ll move toward paralysis.

We are all dying. It’s okay. And if anything, it’s a reminder that it’s always a good option to make room for laughter. Because all is fleeting. And to continue in the words of the band Noah and the Whale, but all is good.

One tree a day

One tree a day