Spiritual writing for the hardest questions in life…

In writing, podcasting, and speaking, I seek to bridge the hope and meaning of faith with the reality of suffering and grief.

TIME AND DESPONDENCY

When I was seven, my dad turned forty, prompting within me an existential crisis over the brevity of life. Thus began a life-long fascination and horror with time and mortality that stil compells my writing decades later.

INFERTILITY

My husband and I are one of the 10-15% of couples who suffer from infertility. A growing portion of my writing is devoted to finding meaning and marital satisfaction in the turmoil of infertility grief.

DOUBT

Every week, my husband and I get together and hold space for conversations on doubt. It’s become an entertaining podcast and budding community of folks who believe faith is not about avoiding doubt but finding meaning in it. 

Strategies for Writers

 My blog merges the real challenges of a writer’s life with actionable strategies.   

Sabbath and Jubilee Years: Reflecting on Leviticus 25

I’ve often wished for a return to the practice of sabbath and jubilee years.

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What I Talk about When I Talk about Lust

Brothers and sisters, this morning I committed the sin of Lust. On Zoom. In front of colleagues. Unashamed. It was hot. It was sensuous. It was a Tim Horton’s double-shot[…]

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Starting with Gluttony: An Ancient Sin in a Modern Des(s)ert

Whenever early ascetical writers like Evagrius and St. John Cassian refer to the 8 Evil Thoughts, they invariably list gluttony first.  Why? Because it is the most unavoidable and thus[…]

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