the table.

a piece i wrote for communion at my church. _____ when i think about communion and the scene that we find it in scripture — in every account in the gospels and paul’s account in 1 corinthians 11… we see jesus taking communion with his disciples around the table. i love this visual we get, [...]

penelope.

My little sister Hannah is 5 months pregnant right now with my already adorable niece, lyla ray. When we first found out she was pregnant, we were obviously thrilled and after we remotely came down from baby high, we all dove head first into the name game. And that’s always an interesting conversation. Not because you’re coming [...]

failures of kindness.

George Saunders recently delivered a really wonderful graduation speech at Syracuse University this year, and it was so great the New York Times recently published it. His speech had this wonderful balance or wisdom, intellect, and humor and what was most intriguing was how it centered around this one theme :: KINDNESS :: You can read the speech [...]

most assuredly.

I think we can all agree to experiencing feelings, at multiple points in life, where we’ve thought “this is definitely not how I pictured things panning out."   I’ll be turning 26 in a little over a month. *selah* I'm inching in, ever so fiercely, as someone you’d describe as “that girl with the brown hair [...]