That’s When I Got Weird

“Conversations can get you into weird spaces.” –Judah Smith A while ago I joined a new Facebook group, which shall remain nameless. I’ll just say this: many old friends were a part of it and it was fun, initially, to reminisce about the past and talk about the...

Top Occupational Hazards of Freelancing from Home

About twelve years ago I began freelancing as a writer and occasional speaker. At the time my husband and I were child-free, which meant that, by most writerly standards, I was living the dream. Long, uninterrupted hours of writing, musing, sipping tea, more musing,...

Hunger Always Wins: Feed Me

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve had issues with food. I used food as a means of controlling something when I wasn’t in control of anything. By taking authority over what I put in my mouth (or didn’t) I disassociated myself from that which I could not control – my...
I Thought I Knew You

I Thought I Knew You

I always realized only in part as though through a glass darkly. But still I assumed I could grasp I could know I assumed. But now not disillusioned but in awe amazed on my knees on my face Who are you? Can you be known? You sent prophets sent a Son But still,...

Not Called to be Timid

We were raised to be timid, most of us. In the tiny white churches speckling the countryside, we were taught to be cautious, to be courteous, to be kind and good and avoid even the appearance of evil. Being a good Christian looked like wearing clean, pressed clothes...

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