to try

I took a writing class over the summer. For six weeks each Thursday night from 6:00 to 9:00 I met with my classmates at the Writer House here in Charlottesville. We gathered to write and study creative nonfiction. On the first night our professor told us something that I’ve been mulling over ever since… The … Continue reading to try

little specs of light

I wrote a blog post last week and then didn’t publish it. Everything felt too raw and uncertain. To be honest everything still feels a little raw and uncertain, but I’ve found that when I speak things out into the open they tend to get less scary and I tend to feel less alone. I’ve … Continue reading little specs of light

Eyes Off the Road

I’m a lover of nature, trees in particular. I decided in high school that trees are my favorite nature element and I stand by it. I was sitting on my balcony this afternoon watching one sway in the wind and it was incredible. The whole thing moved as one big organism, and yet every little … Continue reading Eyes Off the Road

The God Who Sees Me

This is the first in a new series called Lamplight Studies. Check out this post for an introduction.  ◊◊◊ The other day I wondered “what’s in a name?” As I reflected on changing my name, my mind kept drifting to Hagar’s story in Genesis chapter 16. In this story Hagar calls God “El-roi,” which means, “God … Continue reading The God Who Sees Me