Of Witches and Waiting

All Hallows Eve is upon us and as I sat writing up a cover letter for a job, going on and on about my skills and my thirst for learning, I realized that an area that I lack knowledge in is the area of witchcraft. Now, don’t freak out. Just because I lean Orthodox doesn’t…

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Bloody Self-Acceptance

A couple of months ago, I watched a video by Sorelle Amore where she did an exercise in self-acceptance. The exercise seemed simple enough. You stand in front of a mirror naked for an allotted amount of time and simply observe your body without making any judgements or opinions about it. Just observe. After having…

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Facing Fears and Failures

It is quite clear to most in my life that I have been severely demotivated of late. Content-creation and creativity have been absent on all my social media platforms, my intentionality in health and wellness have decreased, and this past week I received an email from my school saying that I have been put on…

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“Re”calling

Maybe you can relate to this one. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God led you to something; that it was your calling? How about this: have you ever been all-in fully committed to that calling and God came in and led you to something…

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Praying for Snakes.

In the midst of the tumultuous twists and turns of life, I’ve been very contemplative of my relationship with God. This, of course, is far too complex a subject to really flesh out in a blog post, but I can hit a couple key points. First and foremost, I want to make it very clear…

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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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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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