Season 4, Episode 1: Loved

“I am so glad to be alive, I am so glad to be loving and loved.” -Mary Oliver One of the most profound things to me this Holy Week is our nature as humans alive after the death of Christ. As such, who we are -perhaps above all things- is loved. John 3:16, oft quoted … Continue reading

Season 3, Episode 12: Closing Time

  The day that I’ve been waiting for for approximately 5 years and 8 months has finally arrived.  Tomorrow is my last day at my thankless state job.  Oh Holy Lord.  Praise Jesus (seriously.  It’s a miracle that I’ve made it out of here alive)!  Even as I write the words I can scarcely believe … Continue reading

Season 3, Episode 11: Kindness

I’m not one of those New Age Hippie Dippy people who sees a miracle at every turn.  But I follow Jesus and that has conditioned me to recognize divinity in the mundane.  I’ve been feeling a little road weary lately.  And it seems like in my weariness the universe is conspiring to be kind to … Continue reading

Season 3, Episode 10: Rivers

My 33rd birthday is tomorrow. Normally, this would be met with excitement.  But not this year.  It’s not that I’m concerned about aging (although, I’m sure that’s a worry somewhere in my subconscious, buried so deep right now that I can’t access it).  For once in my life, I feel apathetic about celebrating the date … Continue reading

Season 3, Episode 8: Writing Is Hard

Writing is really hard, guys. I might be stating the obvious here, but being a writer is hard. I knew this day would come. A couple years ago when I did my first NaNoWrimo, I wrote my 50,000 word novel in three weeks. I could easily write three and four thousand words a day. Without … Continue reading

Season 3, Episode 6: Rori Novel Writing Month

I’ve been in a bit of a slump with my novel lately. Whatever.  So to get my creative juices flowing again, I’m doing Rori Novel Writing Month (which is like NaNoWriMo except that it started yesterday).  The NaNoWrimo rules still apply during RoNoWriMo:  a novel, 50,000 words, written entirely in a month. What I’m writing … Continue reading