Sudden Sunrise

Two and a half years ago, I completely gave up on the idea of hope. I'd stood with my best friend through a harrowing experience with cancer, and despite all my praying, pleading, and bargaining with the universe, she died. Truth be told, I felt as though I had, too. So, I sat in the …

I’m Okay With Not Being Okay

One of the things I'll never understand about Christianity is the absolute need to pretend everything is hunky dory. Of course wanting people to be okay makes sense. That's a pretty basic aspect of human nature. But life is life and as such, it's not always sunshine and rainbows. Death, sickness, famine, bigotry, and a …