Am I Siding with the Vulnerable?

“There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless.’ There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” —Arundhati Roy I have come to believe that nice Christians are the greatest enemies of faithfulness. I recall a conversation I had at the predominantly white evangelical college I attended. He was an Asian American brother recounting […]

To the Mother Who Has Loved and Been Left

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.” – Brennan Manning Dear Mother of an Addicted Person, I don’t know what your holiday will look like this year and maybe you don’t either. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Big, Loud, Dreamy Marriage

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 […]