Light in the Dark

As I stare out at the gliding snowflakes, I am drawn into my memories of the past year and half. It wasn’t that long ago that I launched out away from Kansas City on a journey of semi self-care and part self-imposed exile. Though I had done nothing wrong, I felt as though I had…

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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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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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Ghost

I did the rituals. I made this happen. In my despair, I took out the pen That would form the incantation To force out your apparition.   The results were nothing as I hoped. I thought maybe I could have coped With the departure of just one. But instead, I came undone.   Cold, intangible, and without…

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When the Sun Turned Black

As a ginger, I have engaged in a lifelong war with UV rays. I love the heat of the Sun, yet I am subjected to suffering for my love of light. I used to say a joke to my friends whenever the topic of sunburn was brought up. “Glory to the day God turns the…

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Luna

She came out of the dusk and like the night she stole my sight; Blocking my eyes from all else that might be deemed beautiful. Her embrace was a cold comfort that promised refuge yet birthed monsters. I fell into her hypnotic trance and followed wistfully in her deceptive glow. Then Truth came bursting over the horizon,…

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Girls, Growth, and Grace

I remember it clearly: It was 2008. America was over. A new president had been elected. It was a clear sign that the “end” was here. The Great Tribulation had started and Christianity itself was at risk of mass genocide! Naturally, this meant that I had the motivation I needed to ask this really pretty…

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“I miss being a slave…”

I once read this really long, crazy story of this sizable group of humans thousands of years ago that were slaves somewhere in North Africa for like…400 years or something like that. The story goes on tell about some universal force (like…Yoda type ish) just waltzed in and was like. “Yo! Free my bros or…

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Staying Faithful

There are nights when loneliness is so thick that even the intimacy of strangers seems oddly enticing. Days come and go where the thought of abandoning my calling and seeking my own fulfillment and satisfaction lay heavy on my mind. I feel the wretched jealousy in my heart over things that I have chosen to…

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