Tag Archives: friendship


Sorry, I Mean Thank You

If you’ve spent any amount of time with me in person, you’ve probably noticed I apologize a lot. I say, “Sorry?” to my students when they don’t speak up. I apologize for asking to leave early or overstaying my welcome, for arriving too early or too late, for showing up at all half the time. […]


A Love Letter To The Open Doors

I have a few friends who keep their doors open, whose houses I walk into without knocking or even feeling a need to announce my presence. I once let myself into a friend’s house while she was in the shower and she just said, “Hey” when she got out, not at all surprised to see […]

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A Love Letter to My People

This post is part of my 31 days of Love Letters series. Click here to see the rest of the posts in the series.   Dear People (you know who you are), I love you. As this is being published, Kathryn is chauffeuring my very sedated self to and from surgery and then to the […]


The Stories We Tell Ourselves

It was my first time sitting nervous in the car outside the now-familiar house, the first time I would arrive excessively early and circle the block a few times, mustering the courage to knock on the door. I’d barely met these people, yet in a manner that it seems only evangelical Christians have truly mastered, […]


Their Faith Has Made Me Well

He lays, motionless, on a mat. He is a burden to his family and friends, has always been a burden. He cannot work, cannot earn money, cannot even lift his hands to feed himself or raise himself up to sit and beg. Life is hard, and then you die. He has no hope of healing, […]