Five Minute Friday: City

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. seventeen-year-old selves findspace to dance with all the dreams insideon the uneven concrete … Read more

Five Minute Friday: Order

Every Friday, I spend five minutes or so writing on a word prompt from the Five Minute Friday community. Then, I hit publish. Good for the writing muscles and for cultivating a playful approach to the writing work that can sometimes be taken oh-so-seriously. they talk about ‘natural order’as if they were actuallytherein the beginningnaked and fearless … Read more

3 Mindsets That Help Me Experience the Presence of God

Early in my walk with God, I read a lot of articles or book chapters with headings similar to the title of this post. Most commenced with a lengthy list of prerequisites for God’s presence. Fervent desire. Purity. Self-abasement. Or, questions. Are you sinning? Do you really love God? Are you harboring desires for anything … Read more

What To Do When Your Feelings Don’t Match Your Identity

On a Thursday last fall, I typed up a fairly short and simple email about feelings and identity. I sent it out to subscribers and didn’t think much about it—in fact, if you’d asked me, I wouldn’t have considered it one of the better emails I’ve written. But something in it resonated deeply with readers. … Read more

My 3 Lifelines during the Pandemic

These are days for which most of us have no words. I keep coming back to “weird.” Strange. Scary. Awful Sad. And, weird again. We keep trying to find the words anyway, even if they’re repetitive, because attempting to hold all the thoughts, questions, and emotions inside, while also weathering the changes to our outsides, … Read more