Light.

Light.

It's been years since I panicked. Since I felt the racing thoughts and the shortness of breath and the overwhelm. And it came in like a quick flash here and there, making me second guess my calm and security. Anxiety is violent and strange. It robs you blind and breaks the lock off the door. [...]

Subjects, Objects.

Subjects, Objects.

I'm not the first to say it, and I won't be the last, but man, I feel sad. I feel angry and I feel a little disoriented as the social media trends spike with every new allegation of sexual misconduct and every "me too" and every scandal. They break across our headlines like blood splatter, sparking that [...]

At The Table

At The Table

I've been quiet over here for a few months. And it's not that I haven't been writing at all, it's just that I haven't been sure of what to say. Sometimes, you're so tired from climbing to the top of the mountain to proclaim something that you don't have the breath to get it out [...]

Between the Cracks.

Between the Cracks.

"Thanks for being the best best friend an 8-year-old could wish for." It was a Facebook message from my childhood best friend Lindsey. We haven't seen each other in nearly a decade, but she had found an old collection of postcards she'd written and never sent to me. We caught up quickly and reminisced over [...]

Dark. Green.

Dark. Green.

I told y'all from the start that this was a messy place for when we haven't quite figured out this tension of living on this side of Eternity. That I would come here to mention things occasionally. It's not really a soap-box and I'm obviously not in it for the followers (especially since I work [...]

All The Things.

All The Things.

The season of Lent is nearly upon us. A time to pause, reflect, pick things up and set things down. A moment to pray and see and seek and wonder. A season to be reminded that Christ is the focus. But if I'm being honest? It's hard to figure out what needs focusing on these [...]

Tremendous.

Tremendous.

I was pulling onto 4th Avenue North in Franklin when my phone lit up. "What biblical comfort would you give to someone struggling with anxiety/panic attacks?" My mind flooded with those moments. Weeping on the bed of my hotel last year, fists clenched, doubled over. Pulling my car over in college to try and grab [...]