Tag Archives: theology

Hold Your American Citizenship Loosely

Tomorrow morning will be Joyful and bright This life is beautiful Heart, just be wise. You are completely exhausted. Your beating is fainter, more muffled… You know, I read somewhere That souls are immortal -Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova wrote the above poem as she watched her homeland destroyed by Communism. She watched as a corrupt […]

I Hold No Hope in Democracy

November is quickly approaching and the political atmosphere seems to be looming over everything. I don’t enjoy politics, but as George Orwell says, “In our age there is no such thing, as ‘keeping out of politics’. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.” I […]

Marriage: So Much More Than a Partnership

My husband recently matched into a residency program on the other side of the country, far from the area I have considered home the entirety of my short life. The Pacific Northwest, with its mountains kissing ocean, its gloomy rain and gloomier culture, has shaped my childhood and most of my adulthood. The enormity of […]

Easter is Kind of a Big Deal

Holiday celebrations are one of my favorite parts of being a parent. With our sons getting older we get to set the tone for each holiday, choosing our traditions, and teaching our boys how to celebrate with feasting, giving, and all-out joy. In December we spent a month in preparation for the celebration of Christmas. […]

Can We Know Jesus Without the Church?

I have a terrible habit of interrupting people. We’re part of a small group through our church that meets once a week, and I often get carried away and inevitably fail to remind myself not to speak over someone. It’s a selfish and prideful habit, stemming from thinking too highly of myself, as though what […]