Holy Week

There are few places, spaces, events, moments these days that draw together the entirety of the peoples. Maybe this is more apparent to me because I was homeschooled, so I never knew age-lumping until college. But, really, besides the sacred or secular feasts (Christmas, for instance, maybe Thanksgiving), when do the old and the young... Continue Reading →

Encountering mercy

I went to adoration last night and everything was kind of a hot mess. I came from circus class, so I was wearing an odd assortment of workout gear and baggy clothes, colorful striped socks and riding boots, to begin with. There was a lady in the front pew who kept dozing off (110% judgement... Continue Reading →

His gift to me

Over New Year's I went on my favorite retreat and it was, as it often is, a huge source of grace in my life and heart. One phrase from the retreat has been echoing in my mind these past three months--over and over. There was a "Vocation Panel" one afternoon. I was ready to sit... Continue Reading →

SQT: Quotes edition

Yo, dog. This is where I am right now. Tomorrow is Synod-y stuff for the AOD. After that, I hope to catch the tail-end of a workshop on "Called and Gifted." Also--please pray for a talk I'm supposed to give to some kidlets on chastity/ vocation/ life Sunday night...before a dance lesson. Oh, and it's... Continue Reading →

Sewer-steam prayer

I don't know if this happens in other cities (and, for all of my travels, I don't remember the phenomenon in other places) but, in Detroit, white smoke-y steam billows from our sewers. When we were kids we made up some elaborate, fictional story about this, and told visiting-kids about dragons in the sewer systems.... Continue Reading →

Tiny blessing prayer

A blessing, sweet Jesus, a blessing I ask your blessing tonight Bless my home and my friends, All assigned odds and ends, That all would turn out alright. A blessing, sweet Jesus, a blessing As I strive to do your will Amidst the questions in my mind And the struggle to be kind I pray... Continue Reading →

“Incarnation” — for Kathryn

This past year my friend, Kathryn, joined a convent. She sent me a Christmas card and she was like, "You should write something about the Incarnation." Since buying gifts for nuns is hard anyway, this is kind of her Christmas present. Merry Christmas, Sistah Kate. It's not the best, but I tried. (Also, I have... Continue Reading →

Advent Friday #3

I was walking to get tacos for lunch yesterday with an old friend because: friends 4-ever. And also: tacos 4-ever. 4 real. A few weeks ago now, I gave a talk at the youth group where my friend volunteers. It was there that I learned that this friend, who I have known for years, was... Continue Reading →

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