Rise up from the stump of sorrow, and be green also
like the diligent leaves
A lifetime isn’t long enough for the beauty of this world
and the responsibilities of your life.
(Mary Oliver, “The Leaf and the Cloud”)
About the blog…
After I finished graduate school, I was hungry for a different kind of writing — a non-academic, soul-bearing, spiritually-explorative kind of writing.
This blog was created as a space where I could write about my faith, not just my theology. To write about my imperfect spirituality, not constructed doctrine.
Thanks for taking time to be here! Please stay a while and share in the conversation!
I’m a Midwestern girl at heart who has lived on both coasts.
I have guided canoe trips, worked at a plant nursery, and taught Environmental Science and Civic Engagement. Last year, I served an Americorps term of service creating positive school climates — in the classroom and on the playground — at under-resourced elementary schools across Oakland.
I recently relocated to New England where I direct youth and family ministry and support development at an educational nonprofit.
My theology bears the marks of the many places and people I have loved — from the conservative evangelicals of my hometown, to the feminist Catholic professors who taught me in college, to my queer seminary classmates.
I have learned something valuable about Jesus from all of them and look forward to what my next adventure will teach me about the deep, wide love of God.
I love living in community, biking to work, reading fantasy novels, and taking pictures of bees on flowers.