• Books

    Nonfiction November Week 1: Year in Nonfiction

    Nonfiction November is here, and Kim from Sophisticated Dorkiness is hosting this first week out. My year in non-fiction has been good. It’s been a little odd for me. I’ve taken the time to seek out a TON of non-fiction this year, actually, though having the drive and time to read it all is a neverending struggle. Let’s start with the books I’ve actually read:  The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America  Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans (re-read) Inspired: Slaying…

  • Issues

    Love Better

    I spend a lot of time second guessing myself lately. Professional decisions loom large, my faith is constantly tested, my patience is frayed. The only thing I know for sure is that I am called to write. To lay down these words at the altar of hope. Two days ago, a gunman, a homegrown hate criminal, dealt death to 11 individuals in a Pittsburg synagogue because he had a perverted idea that Jews are the enemy of his (white) people. I won't even go into how this situation has been heightened and incited by US political leaders. You already know. I have struggled over and over again with how to…