More Than We Think We Are


When I was a kid, I wanted to grow into the kind of person who would stop and look into the dark eyes of the clerk at the corner store and wish him a good morning – sincerely. Yes, he was a racial minority and yes, my fears spoke up to remind me that he […]

Keep The Earth Below My Feet


We met at the ungodly hour of 7:30 in the morning. The class was Biology. I was all of 19 years old and every bit as perky as you’re guessing. It was my second year of college, but I was in a new place, having transferred to an alternative campus in Maryland, far away from […]

‘Tis the Season of Joy


By Christine Sine | Twitter @christinesine ‘Tis the season of joy, or is it? As we move towards Christmas and the celebration of Christ’s coming, most of us are anything but joyful. One of my friends told me recently that she hates Christmas because she always eats too much, spends too much and commits to too […]

Walking On Water


I was digging up potatoes from the garden, dirt under my nails, sweating under the summer sun. Florence, my baby, was napping, and I was enjoying the glory of my garden. It was planted a couple of weeks after her birth, somehow, with aching pelvic bones and swollen feet. It had the most abundant harvest […]

Chasing the Light


by Melody Hanson | @melodyhhanson I’m celebrating that I’ve been sober for five years. Sometimes I describe my sobriety as chasing the light because more often than I like to admit, I’m heavy with an awareness of the wreckage in my dark heart. Usually the weight of addiction drapes over me like the thick, humid air of […]