I _________: Musings on Identity

I _________: Musings on Identity

It’s Pride month. I never thought I would acknowledge Pride exists, yet here I am pondering it a bit more deeply this year because of how it relates to my identity. In the past, when I thought about the topic of identity, one label rose above the rest: Christian. It...
Feel the Feelings that you Feel

Feel the Feelings that you Feel

In the past, I’ve written about relationships on this blog. However, at this point in this season of social distancing and safer-at-home orders, it would be much easier to write about the Netflix documentaries I’ve been binging on rather than relationships. Through...
Symphony: a metaphor for story

Symphony: a metaphor for story

There’s a song that’s popular on Christian radio called “Symphony.” A friend and I recently argued about the song being overplayed, and our banter caused me to pause and listen deeply to the words. A more intentional listen to the song prompted memories of the 7 years...
Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Navigating friendships is hard when same-sex attraction is present. Just when I think I have it all figured out and have matured enough to handle awkwardness, another friendship teaches me a humbling lesson. Not too long ago, a new acquaintance in my graduate program...
The Gift of Living in Tension

The Gift of Living in Tension

I often feel a lot of tension in my life, like the stretching of a rubber band that stresses the material. When I think of tension, I think of how it is used to test the strength of an object. It feels like an appropriate metaphor for life as my strength seems to be...