a mid-morning reflection on self

Who am I, other than one deeply loved by God? When I define myself, I limit myself. I keep looking to myself to be one thing. I try to fit inside a mold I've crafted for myself out of stigmas, societal norms, and personality quizzes. I've decided that I'm fat, and fat girls don't wear [...]

somewhere new, someplace safe: a prayer of preparation

I am getting things ready for my big summer adventure out of state for three months.  Having never done this before, I feel so unprepared.  Do I have everything I need?  Do I have enough?  Will I be able to get everything together? I keep having dreams where I arrive forgetting something important.  Or, in [...]

somewhere new, someplace safe: keeping it light

Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us. - Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic    I've been thinking lately about what I would tell my younger self.  It's kind of hard because I'm still so young.  But I feel old and those tumultuous nights in a 15-year-old's life feel like [...]