If we knew the power of words when we wrote them the first time, would we dare to write them again now that they start to make sense? Because I needed to reread the moments of faith and hopefulness and trust I declared over my life a few months ago. But in accepting that, it also means accepting the invitation for God to move, for God to be bigger than me, to find beauty in the in-between.Read More
“Don’t be afraid to be the one that loved the most and give everything you had, because you’ve got to find people who love like you do and who are ready.”
Leslie Murphy.Read More
The place that feels safe isn't a physical place. It's not a particular coffee shop or room in the house. It's the place that begins and ends with prayer. A space with room to read and write. Doing the things that ground you, finding the rhythms that establish you, and being okay when they're interrupted.Read More
I didn't want to share this for a long time. Future employers might see it, people might get angry. But every time I see another headline about another shooting, I grab my computer or my iPhone and start typing furiously until I'm not angry anymore.
Only I'm still angry. I don't know when that will go away.
They say anger is a secondary emotion. In this case, I suppose you could say it's secondary to fear and heartbreak and utter disappointment. We have got to do better, but we are nowhere near better.Read More
"You'll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips, airplanes and passports and new songs and old songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living, breathing, screaming invitation to believe better things." Jamie Tworkowski.Read More