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, from “The Leaf and the Cloud”)
About the blog…
After finishing my graduate studies in sociology of religion, I started this blog as a place to write about my faith, not just my doctrinal theology. This blog is about imperfect, daily, living spirituality.
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 had a lot of adventures — guiding canoe trips in the Great Lakes region, serving an Americorps year of service as a recess coach in Oakland, building homes in rural Ecuador, climbing mountains and backpacking in the desert. But these days, I spend my time working with youth and families in an old stone church in New England.
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 each day might 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.