Loneliness and the Christian: Part 2

The other night, I gathered with a few friends and watched part 1 from a Polish film from 1989, called The Dekalog. It is a series of ten shorts with plots loosely based upon the Ten Commandments. We watched  the first one based on “Thou shalt not have any gods before me.” Without giving too much […]

when i feel depressed

I think 2013 might be the year of my spiritual awakening/ meltdown. Funny how these coincide, eh? Over this past year in seminary I have become startingly more aware of my feelings. My feelings overwhelm me. Darkness does even more. Maybe that’s where the spiritual warfare comes in. As I am drawing closer to Jesus, […]

the time I was counseled in the English department

I am a professional at comparison, so as I write it, I have noted my tendency to down talk myself. I have a history of down talk (just see my blog from last week, or any blog I have written). For example. I never thought myself to be a talented writer. I became an English major because […]

on finding dolls in parking lots and being reminded of the war I am in

I was walking to my car from my counseling session, through a humid, suburban St. Louis parking lot. When I saw it. It looked like something you hang from your car mirror. But it was crudely stitched together. At a pause and a closer glance, I noted it had a shape like a doll. It […]

the harry met sally conundrum

Women, women, women. How often are we guilty of this: How long are we into a conversation with a cute guy, when we hear his last name for the first time and imagine how it sounds with our first name? How often do categorize in our heads the potential boyfriends apart from the “never ever […]

jane eyre and shame resilience

“Children can feel, but they cannot analyse their emotions.”- Charlotte Bronte I saw too many people in one day. Tired, in my introverted way, I have not left my apartment today. I picked up a book I read in high school- Jane Eyre. I do not remember why I chose to read it back then, […]