Ambivalence

Ambivalence

On Tuesday, I flipped the calendar to a new month. October. The leaves have turned ever so slightly in these first few days, though the bulk of that work can be credited to September. It is only the fourth, afterall. But as the vibrant colors of fall prepare to...

Birthday Requiem

It seemed like the perfect way to end my birthday. So Sunday evening, I went with my friend, Bess, and her son, Benjamin, to a Giuseppe Verdi concert at Second Presbyterian Church just a few minutes from my house. The church’s sanctuary choir and festival...
My Last Day in my 30s

My Last Day in my 30s

A few weeks ago, I decided to have a birthday party for myself to celebrate 40 years. At that time, I thought that Saturday night sounded better for a party than Sunday, which is the day of my actual birthday. So, I began to make plans.Now that the day of the party is...
A Christian Mid-Life Crisis?

A Christian Mid-Life Crisis?

I think I am having a midlife crisis. Lately, I have felt restless at work, restless at home, restless in relationships, restless in ministry.  At each turn, the same questions keep popping into my head: am I doing enough? am I doing too much? Does what I do matter?...
Another Year, Another Dress

Another Year, Another Dress

Saturday was my birthday. Though throughout that day I celebrated 39 years of life, this whole month has been a celebration to me. I am a two-year cancer survivor. It felt more tragic at the time to be diagnosed with cancer so close to my birthday. I remember October...