The message of “your work only matters if thousands of people are reading it” began to unconsciously work it’s way into my head. And that’s a message that completely kills. And it was progressively killing me over the last couple of years.Read more "A Confession and Apology to You…"
I know who I am. I know what I signed up for. I know whose life I have chosen to pattern my life after. I know that patterning my life after Jesus comes with a cost.Read more "I Don’t Need Your Legislation (A Good Friday Litany)…"
I ache because life can be so much better than what you are settling for.Read more "I Want a Better Life. Details Inside."
In silence, I carried a heavy burden of heartache. In private, I struggled with intense guilt, shame, and depression. I never talked about my abortion to anyone. Ever.Read more "My Abortion…"
If death is the end toward which all life is moving… then why does anything in our lives matter at all? Why ascribe any purpose to it whatsoever? It is all death in the end anyway.Read more "If Death is Not the End…"
Sometimes we need the desert to find our hearts and souls… and to remember who we are and what our purpose is. And no matter the endless circles and varied pathways we take in this desert life, the point at which they all converge is at the cross. For it is when we come to the cross that we choose to no longer go our own way.Read more "The World Would Be a Better Place If We All Died…"
Is God just out there and distant and removed from our pain? Does God even know what this life is like and how hard it is? Does God know how unjust this world can be toward people? Does God know how people close their doors in your face when you are in desperate need? Does God know what it is like to be pushed to the edges of society without a place to lay your head? Does God know what it is like to ache and be in so much pain?Read more "Christ is Christmas (so there’s that)…"