May 16, 2019

I stood atop Sentinel Dome, perched high above Yosemite Valley. It was one of many rounded globes of granite in the High Sierras, and likely the one most easily accessible by car. The sun was poised to set, hovering low in the west and bathing the blue-grey stone and ev...

March 27, 2019

This blog was originally posted on The Catholic Woman.

Dear sister,

What do you do when things don’t fit? When you don’t fit?

Not too long ago, if you had asked me about my sexual orientation, I would’ve told you I was straight. I wouldn’t have told you about the shelf in...

July 27, 2018

This blog was originally posted at Courage International's Truth and Love website.

“You seem very…managed.”  I sat across from a priest on a retreat.  He had just heard me describe a few elements of my relational history.  This was his response.  “I mean, it’s sort of li...

June 12, 2017

When I was five years old, my family took a trip to Dollywood. If you don’t know what that is, it’s essentially an amusement park named after - you guessed it -Dolly Parton herself. As we meandered throughout the park, my nose was consumed with dingy chlorine from log r...

June 3, 2017

Have you ever seen a mime?  Kind of creepy dudes (though they probably have compelling stories, like this guy).  A big routine with mimes is the box illusion.  They move their hands around them as if exploring a flat surface directly before, behind, and above them....

May 17, 2017

I’m going to make a few assumptions here. I’m going to assume that you’re Catholic. I’m going to assume that you’ve had some kind of education for chastity. You’ve probably heard that sex is for marriage, marriage is between one man and one woman, and everything outside...

April 29, 2017

This blog was originally published by NET Ministries.

You know the feeling. The abyss that stretches in your chest in the silent places. We’ve all felt it.  Sometimes the ache is cast in a halcyon glow, like when the sun rises over the water in a riot of color or we stan...

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