How the Story of Florence Foster Jenkins Can Encourage Us in Christian Worship

Average read time: 3-5 minutes. Have you ever heard the (very true) story of Florence Foster Jenkins? Long story short, she was a wealthy philanthropist who absolutely loved to sing, even though she couldn’t, and created a musical career for herself out of her poor voice. Most people attended her performances and purchased her recordings … More How the Story of Florence Foster Jenkins Can Encourage Us in Christian Worship

The Saddest Week

Average reading time: 5 minutes. I sit here and I think as I write this that I am not an authority on anything. I probably shouldn’t be writing this. I am a blue-eyed, blonde-haired, heterosexual white female in my late twenties and have never experienced institutionalized racism/discrimination (and never will). I have that privilege. Although … More The Saddest Week

Vacant Summer

I don’t usually write about summer; all the other seasons, yes, sure. But not summer. It is too hot and sticky, and contains too many memories of childhood boredom—me and my sister, wilting in the heat on a backyard swing set. On days it was too hot, when our parents were both working, we would … More Vacant Summer