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The Season of Easter

Fire lit. Bodies gather around the flames. The Easter candle is prepared. Anticipation mounts. “May the light of Christ, rising in glory, dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds,” speaks the priest. The crowd parts ways as the souls anticipating reception into the Church pass between us. We have made walls of prayer and

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When Failure Meets Hope

I was going to take a walk, but I didn’t get out of the car. The clock read 9:25pm. Crumpled up Starbucks pastry bags, pens, receipts, and tubes of lip gloss joined me, frozen, in my front seat. I can’t do this. And right there, in front of my car clutter and God, I gave

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Unsettled: The Sounds of Silence

9pm. Time to shut my mouth. I didn’t know what I would do or where I would go, but I walked out the front door. It clanked behind me, and I was acutely aware of the sound of goodbye. Goodbye to nights of watching TV shows with my husband, and late night Chinese food dinners

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