Author Archives: Lydia

The Terror of Studying the Book of Job

I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat and snicker, And in short, I was afraid -T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock This year I resolved to spend all of 2018 resting in one book of the Bible. Job has always […]

The Only True Story

There are three types of galaxies: Elliptical, Spiral, and Irregular. We know galaxies are held together by the gravitational pull at their center, but what is most fascinating about Spiral galaxies in particular–like our own Milky Way–is that we don’t actually know what holds together those beautiful, reaching tendrils. There isn’t enough mass at the […]

Body Image to the Glory of God

A man’s body is no mere adornment, or external convenience; it belongs to his very nature as man. -Augustine We are soul and body, fellow humans. Where does that leave us in a world that clings to youth and narrowly defined beauty, flirts with diet and exercise fads, and insists on ignorance of the soul? […]

I never expected to be here today: A Poem

It’s easy to look at the days full of meltdowns as wasted days or inconveniences, but I think that maybe they bring about the best kind of heartbreak for a mother. They are the ones that give us insight into who are children are, who we are as mothers, and they break our hearts with […]

Love is Love?

Every year I spend the month of February thinking about love. It began as a rebellion based on my loathing of Valentine’s Day, but it has matured into a practice that has helped reframe my thinking, convicted me of my skewed ideas about love, and ultimately given me a renewed affection for God. The word […]