Transition involves all sorts of weird emotions. On the one hand, it's very exciting and I find myself jumping up and down, clapping my hands, and making random squeaky noises. We're embarking on a new adventure, I get an art room, and it's fun to move into a new place. Then just moments after feeling … Continue reading One foot here, one foot there (a.k.a. Moving)
For a while now, I've been pondering what it means to be a grown-up. I pay bills, live on my own, am in graduate school, turning 23 in two weeks, and getting married in 3 weeks. But I also still like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chocolate milk, I draw in church, make messes, and … Continue reading When I grow up…
At a gathering last night we talked about open hands and closed fists. We explored what it looks like to live with our hands open or tightly clenched. As we sat in reflection, I thought about how I often don't open my hands because I'm afraid. A closed fist means I am in control, nothing's … Continue reading Open Hands
The gentle, moving melodies of folk music. A sketch pad for the sole purpose of enjoyment. Green leaves floating outside the window. Sun streaming in. No where to be, no pressure to perform. Peace. I talk (and write) a lot about searching for peace, wholeness, rest. I want to be in rhythm, balance, flow. Perhaps … Continue reading Peace sans effort
Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Then the famous chapter goes on to talk about all these people who lived ordinary lives with extraordinary faith. How? How did they manage to be sure of hope? Certain of the unseen? When … Continue reading What does hope look like?
I'm coming to believe that being a radical follower of Jesus is simple. Simpler than we make it out to be. Perhaps we use the complicatedness of it as an excuse for why we haven't dove into living out our Christianity. Don't get me wrong, I think God sometimes calls us to do crazy, big, impossible … Continue reading 10 ways to be radical today
There are some things about time I do not understand. Philosophers, playwrights and comedians have a way of pinning time down to "time-less" quotes. Time heals what reason cannot - Seneca Time does have a healing quality. So does space. And prayer. They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them … Continue reading The tale of time