Bathsheba, the Widow

I recently stumbled across a TikTok which said, “Think of how different David’s life would have been if a certain woman would have been a bit more careful in guarding her modesty.” That is (those of you who don’t like cursing skip ahead) total fucking bullshit. Quick recap on Bathsheba for those of you whoContinue reading “Bathsheba, the Widow”

The Music of Advent

Singing has always been my favorite way to pray. The songs of advent provide some of the richest texts and most beautiful melodies with which to pray. So this post comes with a playlist (click here for the songs). Below you will find my favorite verse from each of the selected songs, but you’ll getContinue reading “The Music of Advent”

Tis the Season

Of Advent. The season is Advent. Not Christmas, Advent. I’ll admit, growing up, I didn’t truly appreciate the difference. Someone would say, “don’t you love the Christmas season?” and I would sanctimoniously reply, “Actually, it’s Advent” (y’all know how much I love a high horse). Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday and I leaned hardContinue reading “Tis the Season”


Like any good millennial I spend much of my day consumed with social media and am therefore very aware of all the trends. November has some of my favorites. It starts sweet with 30 days of thankfulness, then gets sassy with the trending hashtag no nuance November. Apparently, other people can sometimes have trouble speakingContinue reading “No-vember”

The Liminal Space

I love words-especially words that somehow capture an entire concept. I’m a sucker for lists like this that show you words in other languages that perfectly encapsulate a feeling we can only awkwardly describe in English.  One of my favorites had a real moment a year or two ago-it’s the Danish word Hygge meaning aContinue reading “The Liminal Space”

A Love Letter to Dany

I recently celebrated the fourth anniversary of bringing my dog Dany home from the shelter, aka the anniversary of one of the best decisions of my life. Before living with us, Dany lived with about 50 other dogs in some kind of tent situation (think animal hoarding). Almost everything made her scared, she needed lotsContinue reading “A Love Letter to Dany”

Bind up the Brokenhearted Ones

A few weeks ago at church we sang the hymn Arise, Your Light is Come! Verse 3 had the most wonderful phrase, “bind up the brokenhearted ones and comfort those who mourn.” This isn’t the point of this post but I would just like to state, for the record, that had we not sung allContinue reading “Bind up the Brokenhearted Ones”