Slowly, Then All At Once


The Kingdom of God is slow. I tell this to myself whenever I’m feeling frustrated with my lack of progress in any particular area, or when I read the news and wish I could change the world. Whenever I’m starting anything new, my instinct is for quick results, something tangible. You can get an app […]

I Broke Up With My Therapist


I have the best therapist. Seriously. The best. Available 24 hours a day. Blessedly silent. Accepting of all my issues. And—most importantly—accepting of my desire to ignore all my issues. Seven dollars an hour, give or take. Pure bliss. But my therapist is making me sick. Possibly because my therapist isn’t exactly human. This is […]

For Some Things There Are No Wrong Seasons


It didn’t behave like anything you had ever imagined. The wind tore at the trees, the rain fell for days slant and hard. The back of the hand to everything. I watched the trees bow and their leaves fall and crawl back into the earth. As though, that was that. This was one hurricane I […]

The Space That Opens


The light shimmered golden along rippled water trails this morning. I quietly watched as the sky, full to brimming spilled its burden into the lake’s belly. And for the duration of my gaze everything was held. It happened like that yesterday, too. I sang a song to my littlest while I strummed the lilliputian guitar, […]

Clunky Me


By Olivia Ryan |@Oliviaishere2 I’ve never been the one with shiny hair, skinny hips, or gorgeous makeup. I’ve always been slightly off and a little behind. I don’t get the cool kids and I don’t have a “style.” I’m “kinda” good at lots of things. For example, I danced, but was never the most graceful. […]