Despair and Fuzzy Blankets

Despair and Fuzzy Blankets

Stripped of a fundamental understanding of who (or whose) we are, living in a world where “Everything is possible, and nothing is prohibited,” our accomplishments fail to bring us any meaningful satisfaction or fulfillment. We never feel as if we are “good enough,” we...
Common Prayer and Common Life

Common Prayer and Common Life

Give them grace, when they hurt each other, to recognize and acknowledge their fault, and to seek each other’s forgiveness and yours. Give us grace, Lord, to do what seems impossible. If this beautiful language was written as a goal on an IEP, I would be raising my...
BronyCon and Belonging

BronyCon and Belonging

Perhaps because I’m a dancer and have spent much of my life on the stage, the leap to cosplay doesn’t seem too great a jump. When my eldest daughter, then twelve, began begging me to take her to BronyCon a few years ago, I spent a lot of time on Google before I said...
The Ten-Year Challenge

The Ten-Year Challenge

Sometimes I think God was communicating everything I needed to know about my son right there in the delivery room. I don’t often ascribe these types of messages to the Divine—that’s not how I’ve ever experienced my faith—but if that was how I experience my faith, I...