"The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep … [Read more...] about Trusting Ourselves in the In-Between
There's always a reason not to go to therapy. If you have a reason not to go, I've probably used that reason, too. I've had whole stacks of index cards with reasons not to go to therapy, and some of … [Read more...] about Why I Go to Therapy
My God! My God! why have you forsaken me. -Last Words of Christ- You have put me in the depths of the Pit, in the regions dark and deep. Your wrath lies heavy upon me, and you overwhelm me … [Read more...] about My God. My God. Why.
I was grateful for how 1) Two Crows two crows watched me, disinterested in my good intentions, unimpressed by my breakneck good will. They carry on, while I work so hard to worship be centered, be … [Read more...] about 7 Gratitudes: Poems from the Monastery
“Tell the daughter of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you, gentle, and mounted on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” -Palm Sunday- -Matthew 21- Western Christianity is obsessed with … [Read more...] about Lent Without Swords
Twenty years old. I'm curled up in a ball on the floor in the Intervarsity Student Office, a hole in the wall in the basement of my campus student union building. The carpet smells like spilled coffee … [Read more...] about I’ll Write My Way Out
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s … [Read more...] about Lent Without Maps
I think I count time with people. Coffee date to coffee date, beer to beer, long walks through Piedmont to lazy evenings on the back porch watching the Atlanta Skyline wake up in time for … [Read more...] about 7 Gratitudes: In Cups of Coffee