I Wish.

I wish depression was as easy to deal with as walking up and giving someone a hug. If it were, I wouldn’t stop until the world was cured or I dropped from exhaustion. I wish communication and reconciliation were simple. SImple like sitting on a porch out in the country, watching clouds roll by. Me…

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Where?

As I was walking to St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church to retrieve my vehicle, I glanced at the marque at the Baptist church next door. It read “Where have you seen God today?” This weekend was beautiful and painful. This was the perfect question to end my trip to the Capitol. Where have…

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Places and Faces

Here. Here I sit in a Starbuck on the corner of 18th and Columbia, nestled between Lanier Heights and Adams Morgan. In Roanoke, I’m just another face in the crowd. Here, I’m not even sure that I’m that. When I decided to come up to D.C. for the weekend, I told people I wanted to…

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Carpe Noctem: A Promise

It is no secret that I have struggled with depression and anxiety for the majority of my life. From time to time I have even had to confront the dark face of death as the temptation of suicide waxed and waned through the seasons of my life. Recently, I faced such a season as I…

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He Who Walks With Me

I met with a local pastor recently and he expressed joy in seeing me walking around town with my camera, wandering to and fro to capture shots. We spoke on this briefly and at the end he told me that, despite having joy, he felt a sadness and asked a question of the Lord in…

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Rollercoaster

Nine months ago I walked out the door of my home in Kansas City for the last time. With my stuff packed up into a trailer, I departed from the best job of my life and took off into the unknown. Why did I leave? Over time, I found myself growing more and more unhealthy.…

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A Month of Lights

It has been exactly one month since my release from the psych ward. Writing has been a bit of a challenge as the inspiration has alluded me. It’s been an emotional and transformative season of life, full of twisting challenges and beautiful reliefs. I’ve been blessed by the stream of love and support that has…

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