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
"The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. You were running a good race. Who cut in on you and kept you from obeying the truth? You, my brothers and sisters were called to be free...serve one another in love." Galatians 5:6-7, 13
What caught my attention was not the truth that I have heard my entire life: you are free, so live free. No, what caught my attention was the follow up to that: you are free and you know it, but someone or something is inhibiting you from fully experiencing that.Read More
Often times, other people's words have an ability to describe something about myself that I was unable to before hearing them say it out loud. Worship music seems to do this effortlessly.
Reflections on Steffany Gretzinger's "The Undoing" album.Read More