*This is a sermon, preached in context, with a specific audience in mind. Sermons are intended to be heard, so some of the grammatical choices are not always ones I … Continue reading At the Sight of the Lord: Exodus 3, 4:1-14
Of spinning over concrete, white lightning scar from grey stones cutting into chin Of barbed post-love scratched onto skin. Of canoe dock bruises, a summer tapestry woven from knee to … Continue reading Our Bodies Tell Our Stories
On a recent morning I went to a yoga class to hit back at the headache creeping up through my shoulders. Sometimes I prefer beginner’s yoga classes because I don’t … Continue reading Giving Myself Back: An Ongoing Lesson in Leaning in to the Dark
Dear God, I don’t know if you are there, but these last few weeks have not gone well. A week and a half ago I made a momentary poor choice … Continue reading I Don’t Know
A few days ago I stepped on a dip in the sidewalk and my ankle started to cave. I knew this feeling well and I waited for the inevitable collapse … Continue reading Pavement
This bout of insomnia, nearly three days in now, is triggered by a particular cause. Three years ago I was bursting into my second trimester of pregnancy. I’d spent the … Continue reading I’m not pregnant now, but three years ago on this day I was.
For better or for worse I finished seminary today. And, true confessions, right now I’m not feeling very good about it. Not in the “Oh, I’ll really miss all of … Continue reading It’s Complicated.
Maybe I’m just over-tired and wrecked from this completely insane semester, or I’m fizzling out, or perhaps it’s something about being an over-emotional woman, or perhaps even something about being … Continue reading Maybe…
While I was sitting in class today simultaneously taking notes on the lecture, answering e-mails for my internship, and organizing my notes for an event on Friday, panic blew up … Continue reading Note to Self
This sermon was preached at Waverly Presbyterian Church on July 5, 2015 Luke 4: 14-22a 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report … Continue reading Blurring the Lines: May I Be a Holy Fool–Luke 4: 14-30
I entered the latter half of my twenties in the sticky cicada hum of August, consumed in a life I hardly imagined just months prior. I spent that birthday hosting … Continue reading Why Every Star Matters: A Reflection on Privilege
Recently I’ve had thoughts that just pile-up. They are crammed in corners and crevices, pages torn out of my school notebook and tucked in my planner, post-its stuck in my … Continue reading Thoughts That Can’t Stay Put: Why I Can’t Shut Up.