I've forfeited a lot of experiences in my life, but what I haven't lost is wisdom.
The Most Misunderstood Fact About Growth
If this tree understands the dilemma, he doesn’t let on. And I feel a surge of compassion because I didn't know when I was leaning precariously either.
You’re Not Alone: I’m Struggling Forward Too
The tundra of vulnerability is pretty lonely. It's also necessary.
A Dependent 2023
The book of Genesis captures it clearly–how you and I came to so deeply fixate on ourselves. It started with a man and a woman just like us. Eve saw a forbidden fruit that looked good. She wanted what she wanted, no matter the consequence. So, she savored the fruit–knowledge of good and evil she … Continue reading A Dependent 2023
Holidays and Eating Disorders: A Message for Loved Ones
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, this letter might be a helpful piece to share with those you love. Please know that you aren't alone. If your need is urgent, please call the toll-free, confidential NEDA Helpline, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 1.800.931.2237. Well … Continue reading Holidays and Eating Disorders: A Message for Loved Ones
I didn't merely see weakness in myself. I also recognized the glimmering logo of humanity: freshly-fallen tears. And tears meant I was alive
"This" became "then" and I started to fall. Crash, if I'm honest, hitting one ledge of loss after another on my way down.
You Are More Than What You Do: A Journal Excerpt Circa 2020
And the only reason God would still be here is if I can’t earn love at all— no matter how many books I read or how toned my abs are or how many hours of the day I devote the bettering my worldly existence. No, He’d only be here if all those efforts–and my respective failures to perfect any of them–weren’t the measure of worth that I’ve deemed them to be.
I’ve Been Here Before…
I see comfort in my rulebook, but I also see pain. Why? Because each standard I fail lands like a brick on my heart… grinding shards of clay into me with a poisonous whisper: You’ve been here before.
How Do You Spell Tortellini?
Neither you nor I can experience abundance unless we surrender to God. Neither you nor I can experience abundance unless we forsake our definitions of what is "good" or "bad" in our lives.