I saw the headlines when someone shared the article on Facebook. 2 killed, at least 17 injured in a high school shooting in Kentucky. And you know what my first thought was? Oh, thank goodness, only two. What?!? Two. Two people died. 15 year olds. Who did nothing but go to school that day. As I… Continue reading Not. Normal.
We joke and tweet about how hard #adulting is. Keeping laundry detergent and toilet paper in stock. Buying groceries. Cooking vegetables. Dental hygiene. Getting up on time (every day) for work. Making it through the day without coffee. Or, possibly worse, without cream for said coffee. You get the gist. Consider for a moment a… Continue reading Heavy Lifting
The church I grew up in was against dating in high school, so whenever they talked about dating I got very anxious and felt guilty because I dated a total of one person during high school (who later became my husband and father of my child, but that’s beside the point). Anyway, whenever they talked… Continue reading Doing it Backwards
I’m seventeen years old. The first place I go to when I get my driver’s license is church. I’m hungry for Jesus. I’m dating a boy who loves Him very imperfectly but his family embodies Grace and Love in a way I have never experienced. I want what this family has. I need it. I… Continue reading That Time I had a Mental Breakdown in Church
Mom, I’m writing because I’m angry. I’m angry because you’ve changed. I’m angry because who you are now is who I needed you to be then. You are fierce and strong. You can be harsh, no doubt. Mean, certainly. But you are at least a warrior on my team. You will fight against everyone else… Continue reading A Letter
I stay up and wonder why. Why the desert. Why the hollow. I’ve spent six weeks with my spiritual guide. My sage. My yogi. My Ace. I’ve been inspired and taught and shaped and explored. But my heart comes up crumbly and achy and dry. I have no scriptures on my tongue. No heart revelations.… Continue reading Dead Bones
There’s an episode of “How I Met Your Mother” (S3 E8 to be specific) where the group of friends keeps an obvious flaw of Ted’s girlfriend under wraps to preserve the relationship. Ted is so infatuated with her that he doesn’t notice her inability to come up for air for two seconds, but once the… Continue reading Glass Shattering