a self-reflection.

*Before this post, I want to create some space to share some resources that I have been using to learn more about the current social and cultural conversation. And, I want to be mindful of continuing to create space for the voices that may need more space to be louder, and be heard. I found…Read more a self-reflection.

In my whiteness.

I have struggled To piece my words together, To string the broken parts Of my conscious Into a coherent thought. I don't know what to say, and I don't have the words to say what I don't know how to say. But no matter The words I do try The ways I do phrase The…Read more In my whiteness.

Writing Prompt 13: Book that inspires me

Day 13: Writers from Stephen King to William Faulkner have stressed the connection between being a good reader and being a good writer.  Spend a few moments writing about a book that inspires you. Because I could easily write 50 pages about books that inspire me, I’m going to set a timer and stick to…Read more Writing Prompt 13: Book that inspires me

Seeds to Sequoia // Seasons (II)

In January, I shared a bit of what was going on in my life. At the time of writing, I was not sure when the resolution, or healing, would come; the foreseeable future felt dark and uncertain. Concluding that post, I indicated that writing out my heart was forming a sort of closure for me,…Read more Seeds to Sequoia // Seasons (II)

Writing Prompt 12: Eminence gris character

Day 12: A first lady is sometimes referred to as éminence grise when she uses her position to affect policy without an official title.  Create an éminence grise who could powerfully, but quietly, shift the plotline of a novel. How was the mtg? The text buzzed across his screen as he finished gathering up his…Read more Writing Prompt 12: Eminence gris character

Faithfulness

Over the past few days, I have felt it placed on my heart to talk about faithfulness. I want to start by asking the question “What is faithfulness?”. I think a lot of us associate being faithful with not cheating on our romantic partners. But apart from this, is there a universal definition? Oxford Dictionary…Read more Faithfulness

Some isolation tips

I did some math over the weekend, and discovered I am on Day 133 of my personal isolation (yes, you read that number right). Granted, during that time, I did leave my house to see family occasionally, to go to the grocery store every two-three weeks, and to go to a young adult church every…Read more Some isolation tips

Seasons // Seed to Sequoia.

This post has taken many forms over the past few weeks, both mentally and physically.  It has been written, deleted, restarted, renamed, deleted again.  This has been an emotionally draining and stressful time for my husband and I, and gave us a really interesting perspective for Christmas.  There are still a lot of emotions sitting…Read more Seasons // Seed to Sequoia.

Writing Prompt 10: Set

Prompt: The word  set has over 440 different uses in the English language.  Challenge yourself to fill this space using set in as many ways as possible. In the beating sun and sweaty silence, the announcer's electronic screech, "game, set, match!" began the next wave of the game. "Chile, where'd ya set them bags? They has the food…Read more Writing Prompt 10: Set