On Sexuality, and Feeling Broken.

Jesus looked up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" John 8:10 It's odd that a story so familiar has taken so long to speak to me, and resonate within me. The woman caught in adultery is always a comforting analogy of our universal sinfulness, and the boundless mercy … Continue reading On Sexuality, and Feeling Broken.

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For the Love of Mid Century.

There's been a cheerful resurgence of mid-century style of late.  Teak legs give footing to every base imaginable, color-blocking and geometric shapes lend interest to the simplest structure, and the landscape of home design is generously sprinkled with atomic pop.  A peak of taste that I find, personally, delightful. Something about that era's aesthetic, with … Continue reading For the Love of Mid Century.

When The Lord Calls You to Quiet.

"Sometimes she must leave God at the altar, and find Him in her housekeeping." - St. Frances of Rome   I wish I had read this a few years ago. In my quiet, and my loneliness. In a matter of months after plunging into marriage with our eyes closed and hearts open, we newlyweds found … Continue reading When The Lord Calls You to Quiet.

Saint Germaine Cousin. For an old vice.

I've recently been struggling with a weakness that's been sheltered in my darkest self as long as I can remember. That ugly whisper that waits just on the cusp of all that I do - listening, taunting, itching to poison me. Vanity. It's my vice of choice. Alcohol? No thanks, I'm already tired. Drugs? Nope, … Continue reading Saint Germaine Cousin. For an old vice.

Winter & Patience.

I'm not a Winter Person. I honestly don't understand how anyone is. It's cold, but it's not just cold, it's miserable.  The sky is grey, it's either raining, snowing, or ice is just pummeling to the ground. Everything is either wet or frozen, our backyard that was once sun drenched, colorful, and useful is now … Continue reading Winter & Patience.