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Make the World One Family

May 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

I am writing this while sitting at a dining room table in a lovely home in northern England. I hadn’t planned to be here. However, I didn’t want to go home after [...]

Losing Alex

May 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

I still remember it like it was yesterday. The crisp January air stung my face as I hurried across the Lubbock Christian University campus, my mind abuzz. The 2010 Spring [...]

It’s OK Not to Want a Tribe

May 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

I remember scrolling through my Facebook and Instagram feeds, as one does, and being bombarded with pictures of groups of friends and captions about various social [...]

For Here, Please | I’m Having a Heat Wave

April 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

It’s January, but I’m thinking of summer because it feels like full-blown late July in my body, particularly my head, a pulsing inferno, again. Day two of my own personal [...]

A Love Letter to Libraries

April 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Public libraries have always had a place in my heart, from the time I was a little girl through my adulthood. They’ve been a quiet refuge, a loud and boisterous meeting [...]

On Being a Guy’s Girl

April 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

My husband used to have an annual tradition called “Nerdstock” at our home – all peace, love and video games, man. I was usually welcome, even though it was clearly a [...]

I Don’t Have a Tribe

April 7, 2019 // 5 Comments

I always see other women posting on social media about their tribes, and it makes me wonder why I don’t have one. I have friends, sure, but I don’t have a tribe. I [...]

Personal Essays | Two Parallel Lives

March 10, 2019 // 0 Comments

I am living two parallel lives. I am both happy and sad. My heart is so full, and yet so broken. I look toward the future with both hope and dread. [...]
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