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Hug the curve

The summer I was 14, I took driver’s ed at Hoover High School. The instructors were introduced, and I zeroed in on the one I didn’t want. He was the oldest and looked the meanest and passed the fewest students. He read my name from his clipboard. I was terrified to drive with him, because I […]

Posted in FaithApril 22, 2015

Dream with your people

If given the choice to be punched in the face or relive 2014, hands down, I’d choose the punch. Twice. (To even out the bruising.) It was a year marked more by rejection than inclusion, bruises than joys, recovery than redemption. It was a year of moments I would trade in a heartbeat. I want […]

Posted in FaithJanuary 12, 2015

Bare feet on Legos

Tonight I am drained after a million-hour workday. A day marked by faint tastes of disappointment and stark bites of honesty, questions making me think long after they’ve left the air, encroaching conversations pushing new breaths into old ghosts. A strange rightness in the hurt and tears and sadness I realize have been on repeat. […]

Posted in FaithAugust 20, 2014

Love, Dad

You are discouraged. I can tell. I’m your Dad. A thought or two: When we find ourselves at war with our very lives, disgusted from where we’ve come, discouraged with where we are, and disillusioned with where we’re going, my heart tells me it’s better that first we surrender to reality. Steal away some night to […]

Posted in FaithMay 7, 2014

Change

I’ve felt kind of lost lately. It’s funny how quickly that feeling sneaks up on you and how difficult it is to pinpoint. I feel like I’ve been swallowed by a whale, but unlike Jonah, I don’t know where I’m supposed to be, what I’m supposed to be doing, and to some degree how I […]

Posted in FaithMarch 9, 2014

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