When Life Goes Off-Roading

When Life Goes Off-Roading

A baby lost. Singleness prolonged. Families incomplete. I always feel different, changed in some deep way when I hear stories like these about faithful people who have plowed through serious heartbreak. No one expects to lose a newborn baby, one you've carried around for nine months, rubbing your belly while whispering prayers of forever. No [...]

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All shall be well: My trip to Italy

All shall be well: My trip to Italy

  I traveled to Italy to audit a course on Medieval Art and Spiritual Disciplines, expecting grand thoughts and monumental soul movement, but instead clinging to the quiet, ordinary moments. I fell in love with laundry drying on clotheslines. Let me back up a little bit. Before I left for my adventure to Italy, I [...]

This is what happens when I talk about my family’s lake house.

This is what happens when I talk about my family’s lake house.

  Today, I sat in my car for a few extra minutes, listening to the roaring wind, brainstorming how I could make my groceries teleport from my trunk to my house while I stayed nestled inside my safe little car. Winter hurts. A sunny, warmer than usual day today, but a kind of windy that makes [...]