Over the past seven years or so, I have been made acutely aware of my body. At first she seemed like a stranger to me, someone you pass in the night but can't quite see past the darkness and shadows. It's quite ironic that I was so separated from my body because I am tall. … Continue reading Coming back into my body
If I were to choose a playlist of songs to make up the soundtrack to my biography, at the very top of the list tied for first place there would be classic rock and Methodist hymns. The top artists would be Heart and Charles Wesley. The former as a nod to the music I was … Continue reading Hymn’s come home
I'm sharing this private unpublished post in honor of National Infertility Awareness Week. To all the people who are sick of society's and the collective church's bullshit about conceiving a child and what constitutes a family. When I'm in crisis, I write. A lot. As a colleague says when there's nothing else to say: words, … Continue reading How the prosperity gospel ruined my peace, and other stories | [Unpublished post from 2015].
I'm sure you've heard it said that 'no' is a complete sentence. Usually you're told this if you're not sure if you should or can do something and the person you're talking to wants to encourage you to put your foot down and say 'no'. I don't think our society is there yet, to hear … Continue reading Saying 'no' means saying more
Passages from the Common Lectionary : Psalm 103, Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, Isaiah 58:1-12, 2 Cor. 5:20b-6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 My yearly journey of reflection through Lent continues for the third year in a row. I think last year I fell off the wagon.. I honestly wouldn't be surprised. Faith has proved to be a hard … Continue reading Ash Wednesday : Spirit
How appropriate that today's word is 'grief.' I took a little hiatus from my daily posts (but not from Bible reading) because life got a little topsy-turvy after my grandmother died two weeks ago today. I went to Illinois for the funeral and time with family and then when I got back, we had family from … Continue reading March 23 | Grief
Yesterday I was enjoying a book and the late summer sunshine on campus when two girls approached me. The conversation went like this.... "Hi! We have a Bible study here on campus and we were going around asking people to see what they know about the Bible. Do you believe the Bible is true?" "Yes, … Continue reading Defending our faith
I'm thankful that today, the day after a fantastic weekend, was not a let-down like so many days after holiday weekends are. We had a FABULOUS weekend! For starters, we've been watching the first season of "Once Upon a Time", a show based on all the fairy tales we learned as children. I admit, I … Continue reading Fairy tales and four-days
This is my first post as a 26-year-old! Somehow the birthdays lost their ring after 21.... However, my 26th birthday brought me this lovely piece from Aaron... And a totally awesome hair day... This won't happen again until maybe Christmas or something. I've logged 11 miles this week so far! I took Missy to McKelligon … Continue reading April 25
And so is he... Luthor was quite lethargic for the first week we were in the house. Rightfully so, since it doesn't get below 80-85° during the day with the swamp cooler. A couple days ago, he became much more active. Our House. Friday we finally received our household goods. I was, however, very disappointed that … Continue reading I’m loving this place.