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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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ache.

I didn’t even realize what was happening until I was already deep in a can’t-go-back-now sort of way. I was working on a video project at my office and it was getting later and later, and suddenly, it was dark. Granted, that’s not too unusual…

Living Water

So, if you’re new to my story, I should tell you this: my body won’t retain water. It’s a problem with my brain where it won’t tell my kidneys to keep water in my system to keep me alive. It’s a new-ish sort of thing…

Fleeting

I’ve been pacing back and forth in my own heart for months over this. The screen in front of my eyes and the keyboard beneath my fingertips seem to mock me right where I am—stuck. In the commute through Nashville into Franklin. In line…