My Own Circle Of Quiet

I am someone who spends a great deal of time inside of her head. I am a thinker and a navel gazer and I chase ideas and thoughts and plans around and around and around. I have a very vivid imagination and I love to linger in places both fictional and real. Unfortunately, I am […]

The Gotcha Gospel

There’s an advice column that has been going around the internet for years. Who knows if it was true at some point or not, but the story goes like this: There’s a sister who plans a shopping trip each year for several relatives who are married and have kids, just like herself. And every year […]

A Letter to My Younger, Pre-New Orleans Love Story Self

Dear Younger Self, As you’re reading this, you’re probably in between two books: I Kissed Dating Goodbye and something on intercessory prayer. We were quite pious back in the day, Love. Your goals are quite simple: finish college, marry a godly man, make lots of babies, and maybe lead a youth ministry someplace in there. […]

Transition and Desire

So we are moving again. Boxes half filled stand across our bedroom floor waiting for contents. We’re filling up Facebook albums with photos of things to sell and give away. We’re packing these last few weeks with lunches and dinners and picnics in the park, trying to savour every last moment of goodness with these […]