Other than the Y and random part time jobs that I have had here and there I have always worked at a church or for a Christian organization. I’ve almost always been on a church property 40+ hrs a week. From 2007-2012 I worked at a preschool and for some of the time also worked… Continue reading Running from stillness
It’s an interesting place to be in when you sit still for the first time in awhile. Not on my bed, or in front of Netflix or paperwork or a project. But just sitting, still, with nothing in front of you but space. I have a new tradition in my life that may sound sad,… Continue reading Practicing my practice
Over the last week I’ve had to mark off “single” on forms and applications and surveys. And each time I’ve cringed. Today, sitting in church, about to do communion, I was waiting to hear a phrase I’ve grown to loathe “grab one other person”. (99% of my friends are attached to one other person). I… Continue reading name your shields
I am sitting in my favorite bar, as it becomes increasingly more crowded than normal on a Sunday early evening. Most are in pairs, or groups. I’m the sole solitary human, sitting at my favorite table tucked in the corner. My back is against the window and I am directly next to an outlet and… Continue reading 2016.2017.2018. Let’s just be who we are.
Dear friend, I want you to know I get you.I don’t understand or know your circumstances. I don’t know the deep places of your heartache. But on a soul level; I get you. There are a lot of times in life that dealing with a gamut of heartache sucks. Anxiety, grief, loss, singleness, depression, estrangement.… Continue reading a letter to those who have no hope for the holidays
Today, I was standing in church during worship and I had this moment where I felt like myself.I don’t know how to describe it really. In that moment it didn’t matter who was around me or what I was doing, I just knew who I was-all the way to my toes. I’ve been playing around… Continue reading the leaves always CHANGE
A friend sent me a blog to read last week that was a letter to single Christian women. I’m going to be honest, I almost didn’t read it. But I thought, maybe this one won’t tell me that when I least expect it the “right one” will come along. Maybe it won’t tell me my… Continue reading please stop calling my singleness brave