Trust Me, I’m a Blogger

In 2013, inspired by Pinterest and, frankly, sick of my own body image crap, I decided to become a blogger. I would write about beauty, fat, our culture, and loving my body. And why not? Who better qualified to be a fatshionista than me? I certainly had no shortage of opinions on the subject. My sense… Continue reading Trust Me, I’m a Blogger

Release

I am Learning to pause and Force my mind to take stock of my body Taut shoulders, cast iron jaw, adrenaline fueled urgency, invariably discovering my right hand clenched at hip knotted up in a stony fist closed off grasping so tightly at nothing Muster courage to unfurl each finger conciously blooming ferns roll open my… Continue reading Release

Perspective

A moth throwing herself against the porch light I am a witness to madness. Fluttering, desperate. Mesmerized by light. Slamming against glass barrier.   You survey only beauty. Fragile, delicate. Dazzled by crystalline reflection from each tiny scale.   Photo Credit: Fly, night’s Butterfly~ by Heeey Jenni on Flickr; used under Creative Commons License.

When the Blessings Aren’t Immediate: Part 2

Once again I’ve found myself in a situation where I was obedient and the blessing I expected is nowhere in sight. After almost two years of being prompted to quit my second job, I’ve finally complied. You see, I have a little work problem. I have always, since I turned 18, worked compulsively at the… Continue reading When the Blessings Aren’t Immediate: Part 2

Saturday Morning

Sweet luxury of sleeping long past the hour that whining, buzzing, nagging alarm usually jerks me from dreams Woken instead by a gentle shaft of sunlight sneaking through the blinds to tip-toe down my cheek I stretch long and languid across my bed, feline, a creature with no responsibilities Wiggle each toe in turn, salute… Continue reading Saturday Morning

When the Blessings Aren’t Immediate: Part 1

I have a confession. In the 17 years I’ve been doing this mom thing, I have never paid my children for doing chores. They get no allowance for their efforts. Why should they? They are required to do the dishes, cook the occasional meal, and fold laundry simply because they are part of this family.… Continue reading When the Blessings Aren’t Immediate: Part 1

Do Not Send Us Up from Here: a Guest Post by Kate Redmon

Originally posted on Heather Bock:
 A month and a half ago, I attended an amazing conference put on by Living Proof Ministries called LIT, for women in their 20s and 30s with a passion to be Christian communicators. A month before the conference, thinking about how fast the tickets sold out in the first ten…