“We have failed Thy grace. Lord, I flinch and pray, send Thy necessity.” -Wendell Berry, “We Who Prayed and Wept” A couple weeks ago, my husband briefly expressed his concern over the upcoming presidential […]

the cicadas are growing quiet, wings worn and tattered from summer’s symphony, the melody that brings them life. and also death. a refrain pulsed through their dreams as they lay burrowed deep in sleep […]

I don’t breathe easily. But I do try. I sing. I sip tea. I listen to the birds and cicadas. I drink cool water and try to get enough sleep. I walk barefoot in […]

“Why am I so afraid?” I asked my counselor tonight. “Please. Just tell me. Why am I so locked up with fear about my kids? Why do the stakes feel so high for every […]

  “Questions of science, Science and progress Do not speak as loud as my heart…” – “The Scientist,” Coldplay You know that thing where you’re in something like a trench, a hole, a rut, […]

“Every freckle on my face is where it’s supposed to be And I know my Creator didn’t make no mistakes on me…” – India Arie, “Video” I turned my phone off, threw it on […]