Anxiety and Mustard Seeds

Navigating Anxiety and Faith

Loving (but Not Limiting) the Way God Made You

I’m unique. You probably knew that already, but just thought I’d say it out loud because, usually, I try to hide it. One way that I’m unique is my “compartmentalized … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Imaginary Knife (Lessons Learned While Editing My Nightmares)

Last night, before falling asleep, I journaled about my struggle to let go of the illusion of control. I journal about this often, but last night, it must have been … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Creative Juices are Flowing

Someday, I’d like to write a memoir. Originally, it was going to be about anxiety and faith, and maybe it still is, but I want it to be more than … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Anxiety: Chemical Imbalance, Cognitive Issue, or Both?

For a long time I’ve struggled with anxiety, and for just as long, I’ve struggled to understand its causes: primarily biological or primarily cognitive? Earlier this year, this indecision caused … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Shakespeare and Other Attempts at Popularity

Sometimes we go to great lengths to be loved. I think of the song by Ben Rector, Wanna Be Loved: “. . . That’s why my heart beats when the … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cabin Writing Part III: Nowhere Else I’d Rather Be

It’s been ten years since anyone’s been here – by the looks of it. Several blades of grass tower a foot higher than the time-ravaged picnic table. What looks to … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cabin Writing Part II: On the Right Path

“Crack!” The sound of a gunshot echoes through the valley, followed by silence. Lots of silence. Aside from the occasional gunshot and gust of wind, this place is ideal for … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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