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Who Are You When No One Is Watching?

Who Are You When No One Is Watching?

I am not the first person (really, Christian) to confess this, but here it goes: I have been known to slip out a cuss word here and there. Or several, as is suitable for the circumstances. My boyfriend is not a fan. In fact, a non-cusser is one of his top qualities he's looking for [...]

The High Highs, The Low Lows, and Everything In Between

The High Highs, The Low Lows, and Everything In Between

In my family, we like to do it up big. We're busy trying to go to the moon, but we're also contracting rare diseases that puzzle medical professionals. When I draw a timeline of my life, these high highs and low lows, these peaks and pits, they happen at exactly the same time. Some say [...]

Close-Ups: Grocery List

Close-Ups: Grocery List

I lost my grocery list. Crumpled, half-folded, itemized secrets to eating and living. Blueberries Kale Flowers I forget. Omega-3s for joints, anti-inflammatory, immune-system-building ingredients. Back then, my elbows leaned on the cart as I crossed off essentials. But seasons change, it's gone, or it will resurface when the ice melts. Tonight: frozen pizza.

The Writing Life

The Writing Life

Two months into calling myself a full-time writer (in a season filled with swapping what-do-you-dos over turkey and egg nog and pecan pies) and I'm here to report that I've done a lot of laundry. I've tried some new recipes, like the coffee-rubbed pot roast simmering all day in the slow cooker. I've walked to the [...]

I’m Sorry

I’m Sorry

This post is part of a new project that I’m working on. Visit Jess Alston’s website to learn more about the Dig Deep Podcast. Once, I dumped a glass of water on my best friend. A projecting it forward rapidly, if you will, like the sort of action that makes a great slo-mo replay. It's sort of [...]

Showing Up

Showing Up

This post is part of a new project that I’m working on. Visit Jess Alston’s website to learn more about the Dig Deep Podcast. I do this thing (often) where I'm late. A friend in my Dig Deep group shared this week that she was running so late that morning, trying to coax her egg casserole into [...]