Color evokes a lot of emotion. It tells a lot about a person. The very essences of it can be conjured in our mind without specifically naming the hue. Moods themselves have pigment—that's why our minds light up with a colorful reel when we hear a story. Seeing color for all its value (and being … Continue reading Disposition of a Hue
I was 15 years old when I stood outside the courthouse in Montgomery to protest the removal of the Ten Commandments. At the time, if you would have asked me, I would have said that I was standing up for what was “right,” that Roy Moore was champion of my faith, and that Christianity was … Continue reading When I was 15 years old, I supported Roy Moore.
Your stories became mine. I held them close Like you held me when I jumped in your chair. We flipped the handle of your recliner, Sent our feet into outer space. 3-2-1. The story only just begun. Fingers wiggle my piggy toes, Each one has a name. Tickle adventure, cows eat corn, Around … Continue reading Green Bananas
“Wait, I’m actually not fine,” I told the cashier. She looked puzzled because we had already been through the smalltalk niceties, and there’s not much I disdain more than smalltalk. She had already rung up my frozen Pad Thai, and the card machine was beeping obnoxiously trying to tell me that the transaction was complete. … Continue reading My dog died today.
It’s the Wednesday after Mother’s Day, and now all of those who have been estranged can come out of hiding. The cards are off the shelves, the flower advertisements have ceased, and we can begin scrolling through social media without being inundated by posts that have us swallow that all-too-familiar reality— the reality that we … Continue reading Post-Mother’s Day thoughts for those estranged.
While writing Unseen, there were several occasions when I wanted to dive into theology and defend my beliefs, but I realized that would A) take away from the larger story and B) make me appear insecure in my faith. Nevertheless, like many people who are struggling with the idea of inclusion and hitting a brick wall at … Continue reading But the Bible Says So— a case for LGBTQI+ inclusion in our faith.
What is a snowflake? A “snowflake” is an emotionally intelligent, sensitive individual who is able to put themselves in the shoes of another, thus understanding problems and plights beyond their own. When assembled, snowflakes create an avalanche. There is strength in empathy. I already have all the rights I need. They aren’t marching for me. … Continue reading Women’s March FAQ