Western civilization has betrayed me. Disney love stories and Hollywood rom-coms have disillusioned me. American Christianity has disappointed me. They all promised me a husband – they all told me to put my hope in a filmy dream, a starry-eyed wish, a traditional ring on bended knee montage. And if that weren’t enough, the church… Continue reading When Hope Has Disappointed You
For a few weeks, life was a dull gray. Moments of teaching were full and bright and packed to the brim with busy mental engagement. And then – I’d be home, and the silence would come crashing in again with all the tormenting thoughts that can weigh so heavy on a soul. I didn’t want… Continue reading Have I Been with You So Long, and Still You Don’t Know Me?
The world seems like a big, giant mess right now. Every day, I cringe as I get news updates to my phone, wondering what heartbreaking thing it’s going to tell me next. How is it even possible that we can have so many tragedies, one right after the other, without any seeming relief from them?… Continue reading We Held a Fundraiser and Nobody Came
Starting year four as a teacher is at once a blessing and a curse. At last I feel like I know what I’m doing, and I feel I’m able to start refining my craft. Yet that leads immediately to craving perfection and pushing myself too hard. I write out my schedule for the week with… Continue reading When You Feel Like There Just Isn’t Enough Time in the Day