It’s terrifying. With the first, it’s because the amount and intensity of pain is unknown. With the second, it’s because it is. Modern medicine has made pain virtually a choice. Helllllllo, epidural. So why not me? Yes, I might be afraid of the giant needle going into my spine that is not without it’s own… Continue reading Natural Childbirth
Yesterday, I sat in the basement of my house with a best friend. We watched a movie. Sadie slept and cuddled and listened. Jackie and I cried. The movie, About Time, centers on time travel. It may be my favorite movie after yesterday because as I watched I was transported outside of my life (I… Continue reading Time, The Only Currency That Matters
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
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
A prayer for 2017 My love, May you no longer wait for permission to get shit done. May you grow stronger. May you run like hell and may your Fitbit track every damn mile of it. May you buy only vegetables and organize our finances and become translator of the year. I so believe in… Continue reading 2017
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
It lays dormant in our bones, but it’s there, for each and every one of us. We were created to reveal the kingdom on earth. We are image bearers of God. It sits within us. But it’s rusty, tired, weak, easily distracted. The world is a noisy place, things clamor loudly for our worship. That… Continue reading rabbit hole ramblings.