Deeper Story: Just a Housewife

I hide out in the last room I ever thought I would find refuge. Growing up I would watch my mother buzz around cutting boards, bowls of chopped up vegetables, pots and pans on the stove stopping over each one to stir or smell the contents. Was she a busy bee or more of a […]


Deeper Story: Dance With Dirt and #WhyChurch

The rain to the wind said, ‘You push and I’ll pelt.’ They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged–though not dead. I know how the flowers felt. -Robert Frost Friday night. It’s particularly festive with spring and summer converging right before our eyes into a river of green and […]


Easter Sunday: It Starts In The Dark

I didn’t feel like hearing anything this weekend. Especially my own voice. It wasn’t for lack of trying…to do the podcast. I’ve written down some thoughts that I’ll likely vocalize after Easter but I spiraled down into a bit of darkness these last fast days and decided to stay there. Sometimes thin places do that to […]

Gracious Protest

Deeper Story: Texas (Or Why I’m Thinking about Abortion these Days)

This is an old post from Deeper Story, and felt pertinent again as we face state-mandated legislation that continues to impose on the rights of women like Purvi Patel who was recently convicted of feticide because of a miscarriage while killers like George Zimmerman, Darren Wilson, and the police offers who shot Tamir Rice, John Crawford, […]


Palm Sunday: Awakenings and Hosannas

Listening to the Pray-As-You-Go podcast this Palm Sunday morning in the midst of demands for strawberries and Cheerios, Wild Kratts, and fights over the trains, I picked up the words of St. Ignatius on consolation and desolation. “I call it consolation when an interior movement is aroused in the soul, by which it is inflamed […]


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