It seems that some fuel their writing by the constant stream of events in their lives. Each big event is a story in itself, with its own plot twists and story arcs. Mine was like that for awhile, with stories of dating long distance, marriage, Army life, grad school, trying to have a baby, moving … Continue reading The next big thing
Run the Hook in Sandy Hook, NJ, was quite the experience. I'd been to Jersey twice before, once to Wildwood and once to Jersey City/Hoboken to park and ride the train into NYC. However, this time, I travelled with a Jersey native and we stayed with one of her friends' parents'. Packet pickup was easy … Continue reading 500th Post + Run the Hook Recap
Sometimes it takes saying goodbye to something to realize you really want it. Mercies Per Mile has been here for a long time, and I'm not going to let it go. It really is the theme of my life: it describes how my faith has infused my running, my cross-country moves, and just moving forward … Continue reading Couldn’t do it.
After this blog post, Mercies Per Mile will be put to rest. I will still be rambling on the Internet - you can find me at Here's my eulogy for Mercies Per Mile. The thought came to me during a run, and I was so excited about it. Mercies Per Mile... how perfect of a … Continue reading Putting this to rest.
Sometimes I write things down so I don't have to think about them at 3am. Overall I'm proud of the person I'm becoming as I turn 33 soon. The other day I 'held space' for a young student mourning the loss of a family pet. I've been through enough shit (ahem, loss) that I felt … Continue reading End of the Week :: Overflow Thoughts
I had convinced myself that I really loved reading. That I was a voracious bookworm, just itching at every chance to read whatever book had a sad-looking folded up bookmark in the pages. I convinced myself that dog-earing a page in a book was a travesty, and that turning the page not from the bottom … Continue reading Books have souls
Homeownership is a sought-after status in our society today, and Aaron and I settled into this when we were ready, finally ready. We had our downpayment, we had our debt paid off (yaaassss! be gone student loans!) and we knew we'd be in the area for a long enough time to justify buying a home. … Continue reading Homeownership a Year Later: The Main [Flood] Event
The word eternal automatically brings up images of silky white fabric that twists gently in a breeze, fastened onto something on one end but the free end extends far beyond what our eyes can see. Even our mind's eye. An eternal forces compels us every day. Why else do we seem and seek to have … Continue reading Eternal
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of … Continue reading Word
Save. Save some money. Save a life. Save it for later. Save it for the weekend. Saved from the flood. Saved from the Egyptians. Saved from conquering armies. Saved from Goliath. Saved from ourselves.