Depression, PTSD, Mental Illness

When We’re Vulnerable

I realize that in our vulnerabilities, by sharing parts of us that are private, we do more than just make ourselves vulnerable. We reach other people on a deeper level, one where we’re free to express our imperfections without judgment, where we can celebrate our triumphs (even small ones), where we can connect in a… Continue reading When We’re Vulnerable

Life in General

I Did This In 9th Grade- And It Changed My Life Forever

When I was in 8th grade, I met this really cool guy. We’ll call him J. J was a surfer dude from California who was a recent transplant to our (extremely) small town in southwestern Oklahoma. He had long hair with an undercut and played the quads in band like nobody’s business, which made him… Continue reading I Did This In 9th Grade- And It Changed My Life Forever

Adoption & Fostering

Foster Kids Aren’t Really Fatherless- And Why They Shouldn’t Be Anyway

I’ve heard it said that Christians do not have to help kids in foster care because those kids (most of them, anyway) are technically not fatherless, that is, they have fathers and mothers, but their parents have chosen a path of life which has caused them to be deemed unsuitable parental figures, at least temporarily.… Continue reading Foster Kids Aren’t Really Fatherless- And Why They Shouldn’t Be Anyway