On dating [why I hate it and how it makes me better]

I don't understand dating. I don't think I ever have. Something just doesn't compute in my brain. As free-spirited as I am, I'm also one who really loves to follow formulas and rules. [you know...because that's the easiest way to achieve perceived self-perfection] And it would seem that the only rule when it comes to Christian dating …

What to do when your story isn’t the one you want [and the YET in every story]

I’m drawn to the quiet lately. To the song of nature’s choir. The sermon of the moving trees. The early morning air of October touches my bare feet, and I pull them in closer beneath the quilt that covers the rest of me. My coffee steams and burns the already raw skin on the roof of …