Category living

i am: a Poem

i am the quotidian sisyphus rolling up socks and bemoaning the mountain of dishes i am a sort of atlas crushed by holding the world of burdens not meant for me i am a frail achilles vulnerable not in my heel but my heart i am no god or hero there is but One who […]

Carry On: A Poem

Carry On, Tired Exile, In this Not-Yet, Not-Home. Tripping and rising, and denying and hoping, Tired Exile, Carry On. Carry On, Heavy Heart, Darkness bleeds at the edge and your mouth is full of dirt from your stone Heavy Heart, Carry On. Carry On, Weak Spirit, Unrequited and grieved by Humanity, so much me and […]

Comfort is a Coffin

it’s just like a coffin’s inside when you die pretensious and shiny and not too wide dear god… e.e. cummings I recently had the privilege of attending The Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Conference in Indianapolis; a time full of bible-saturated teaching, challenging dialogue, and encouraging testimonies. In the three day span it was easy to nod […]

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 […]

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? […]