Tag: Christianity

Next Year is its own Resolution

Next Year is its own Resolution
There is a desperation that comes at the end of the year. All the things not yet accomplished, all the things to begin fresh with the new year. Lists of goals and resolutions and the abortive calculus of “better than” versus “working on” multiplied by “Things That Have Changed.” After Thanksgiving, it’s all a matter of... Read more »

Hot Dogs, Birthdays, and Life's Big Questions

Hot Dogs, Birthdays, and Life's Big Questions
Yesterday was my husband’s thirty-sixth birthday. He has lived a third of his life knowing he has brain cancer. At some point in all of our lives, we have an existential crisis. A moment where we wake up in the morning and say to ourselves, “I’m going to die. One day, I’m going to be... Read more »

Becoming The Big City, Bleeding Heart Liberals Fox News Warned You About

Becoming The Big City, Bleeding Heart Liberals Fox News Warned You About
As you might be aware, M and I recently moved to the suburbs. Not just Oak Park, or Evanston, or even Skokie. No. We moved to the SUBURBS. We’re way out now- just past the border into McHenry County. That’s right, we’re in horse country. Away from all our friends and neighbors. Away from the... Read more »
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Finding Beauty in the Midst of Grief

Finding Beauty in the Midst of Grief
It is finally snowing. I’m sitting at my MIL’s home, watching a gentle white cloud cover dry grass and evergreens while a ceaseless soundtrack of the laughter and bickering of my children wafts from the basement. A little deer is limping through the snow, hopping on three legs as it picks its way through the... Read more »

Rape is Like Potty Training, and Other Lies from the Comment Section

Rape is Like Potty Training, and Other Lies from the Comment Section
As new readers might not know, I am a member of the RAINN Speakers Bureau. This means I regularly go out of my way to talk about rape with people who might not know what it is, or how it impacts peoples’ lives, or how they themselves may be contributing to the epidemic of rape... Read more »

What My Five Year Old Taught Me About Jesus on Passover

What My Five Year Old Taught Me About Jesus on Passover
Her eyes were watering at light speed. The thin skin under her eyes and over her nose turning pinker and pinker as she tried to control her oncoming tears, trying to be a big girl. I opened up my arms and sighed, “Oh honey, I’m sorry,” which was the only thing I could think to... Read more »
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