.010 The Question and Space of "Why"

I spend a large portion of my week taking care of children. Just over two months ago I was learning from slideshows and lecture notes, and now I’ve gone straight back to the basics. These smart, wild, hilarious little humans have a way of opening my perspective through their raw honesty and mistakes. They always…

Navigating the Sacred and the Secular as a Student

I’m writing an essay at the moment for an English class at school and the main themes of the essay, the main ideas that I’ve been kneading out lately, are the intricacies of the body, the spirit, and the mind. I’ve been thinking over basic questions like “what does it mean to be human?” and…

Slow Release

Last week was a hazy sweep of work, laughter, emotion and action. The days smudged together and time warped and Friday night was so welcome. The week exhaled to a close. I’ve been thinking about Lent in between all of the chaos. I have a few blog posts written and saved in a document on…

Hollow {Or: Silence. Part 2}

My life is a constant rhythm of one step foreword, three steps back. Or so it feels. I’m usually spinning in ten different directions in my mind, dissecting thoughts, analyzing everything, noticing details. It’s normally a pretty crazy place in there and I’m juggling all the ideas and words in a valiant attempt to shuffle…

Silence and a Hymn

Sometimes you just need a quiet space and a way to worship. To be honest, I’ve been walking through one of those periods of spiritual quiet for some time, now. I’ve been straining to hear, craning my neck to see, but nothing comes. I’ve kept my eyes and ears open, waiting for a glimpse or…

There Are More Questions Than "Why"

For the past few months I have been running up a huge learning curve. Actually, it isn’t even a curve. It has just been a straight line pointing “up” and it doesn’t show signs of sloping downward any time soon. However, I feel as though I’ve hashed through enough lately that I’m gaining some kind…