My Big, Loud, Dreamy Marriage

J_Osheta

The first two years of my marriage were loud. Reverberating slams. Stomping away. Disgusted voices. Angry silences. More than once, I wondered if my dad was right. Did I marry too soon? Did I marry the wrong person? Did I make a horrible, horrible mistake? In the sweet moments, the quiet cuddling moments, we’d apologize […]

She Talks to Angels

N_Kelli

They alight with the alacrity of a spring morning. Noisy chirps and flutterings abound. Winged bodies bounce from perch to perch, finding place. It’s dismal outside, but even these Cimmerian days can’t rain on their parade, that much is clear. Clawed feet pick and scratch at the earth. Beaks open and close while their tiny […]

Following Intuition

L_Anne-Marie

How do you know things? Often I have no idea how I know the things I deeply know. Musing about my style of leading led me to a wonderful term–Intuitive Intelligence: The kind of knowing that has to do with a gut sense about things. Not just those guesses or random thoughts, but that deep […]

Making Space Anyway

M-ADDIE

By Addie Zierman | Twitter: @addiezierman I was 14, maybe 15, when I gathered up all of my courage, walked up to the pastor’s wife in the church foyer, and asked her if maybe she would consider mentoring me. She was tall and beautiful with a kind smile and platinum blonde hair that she wore swept […]

The Beautiful Ordinary

M_Kelli

The morning sky blushes as it peeks in on us, waking in each other’s arms. But we feel no shame. He smells my skin and I savor the stubble of his cheeks. Velvet hands caress, smoothing away whatever it is that keeps us from each other or from the risk of being known. The curtains […]