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Kate Kooyman


That cop is us

I’ve never met Chris Schurr, the Grand Rapids police officer who shot and killed Patrick Lyoya. But I feel like…
May 4, 2022

Ambiguous Loss

A loved one of mine posted some misinformation on Facebook this week. She does that a lot. She is against…
January 12, 2022

A Broken Advent

I have a really pathetic Advent candle situation happening in my house this season. It’s because the taper candles I…
December 15, 2021


When we aim to delight readers, we aim to do so not by eschewing the world, but by engaging it.
December 1, 2021

A Shot of Trust

My kids got their COVID-19 shots yesterday. When my husband brought them home from Walgreens, he described it as a…
November 10, 2021


When I was in college, I was a counselor at a Christian summer camp in Michigan. Every session a volunteer…
October 13, 2021