Easter is one of the sweetest moments in the year for Christians. We celebrate the death of a man who claimed he would actually raise from the dead because he would defeat death – as if he would battle it and win. Not only that, we believe he paid a debt with his death –… Continue reading for the times I don’t feel my faith
This has been a week. It has been every bit a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. We began the week by remembering a man who stood up in a turbulent culture for the rights of people – to be people. That’s it. He spoke truth and he marched in protest and demonstration of… Continue reading I am (a) woman. Hear me…
This has been a year dedicated to looking for the joy in the day-to-day events, the daily habitudes, the small and seemingly insignificant things that mostly go unnoticed. This has been a year of not getting lost in the bend of pessimism, but intentionally looking for the hope I have in Christ – the long-standing… Continue reading A Single Thanksgiving
I find that when I run around, my thoughts are given more of a freedom to explore what I usually don’t allow. On my last run, I landed at a soccer park and as the endorphins began to swim, my thoughts were drowned with memories of my childhood spent at soccer parks – practicing, playing,… Continue reading Maybe I’m Not Kidding Around
We follow a God we do not fully understand. We have an ultimate truth in the Bible that mystifies us as it instructs us to trust this God. We serve Jesus Christ, who baffled the people of his time and he continues to baffle the people of this one. Please forgive us as we make a… Continue reading Dear World, Please forgive us, Christians.
When I was in preschool, I had my first boyfriend. He gave me a pink carnation and a ring. The next day, he said he didn’t want to by my boyfriend anymore and he asked for the ring back and gave it as a present to another girl – his new girlfriend. My heart was… Continue reading the flowering reincarnation
Imagine a glass that has been broken into many pieces. The shock of the fall, the sound of the breaking, the stillness as the pieces lay scattered on the surface, and the concern that floods in afterwards. The accusatory thoughts about being more careful. The questions about what to do now. Where do you start? Should… Continue reading The thing about broken things
So it’s been a little over a week since I made it to Iowa City! After getting to Iowa City and getting moved in to a temporary home and finding all the grocery stores (note: there are NO stores in IC that are the same in the South, save Lucky’s Market – woot), I have… Continue reading Iowa City – a comparison by numbers and Wikipedia
I wish I knew why I am the way I am. There are moments I can see a flash of reason or understanding, but it more often than not seems that I am just a lost soul bouncing from one thing to the next being a participant but never a part of something, as if… Continue reading I quit.
I did not vote for Donald Trump, but I can understand why he could seem to win the votes of so many. And I do not judge or blame those who did vote for him. Even before the super-Tuesday (or, if you will, stupor –Tuesday) primary voting, it was clear: we deserve Trump. When… Continue reading We deserve Trump – he can make America great again