martha, martha, martha.

I just finished another freelance piece of writing. I finally wound down in time to tend to my own blog, and the second my fingers hit the keyboard to type this, my Fitbit alarm sounded “time to start winding down for bed.” Which is honestly a pretty perfect introduction to this post. A few months…

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(spiritual) debt

Debt is a looming part of my everyday life. When I graduated from college in 2013, I got accepted into a graduate studies program in southern Missouri, as well an assistantship program waived my tuition. I took out a student loan anyway, to pay for “food and rent.” And while yes, part of it did…

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clumsy erin

There’s a question that’s been going around and around in my head lately, and it’s a doozie. Before I get to it, I will give you a little background. Two weeks ago was the gospel story where Jesus comes back to all of the apostles but poor Thomas is missing in action. He doesn’t see…

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Depression and Holiness

I’m delving in to something real today. Personally, I am mildly uncomfortable talking about my depression. There’s a fine line between hiding who you are and understanding that you can’t be defined by one piece of yourself; but regardless,  like many others, I’ve gotten relatively good at projecting happiness outwardly regardless of how I feel…

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Open Hands

The holidays are the best time for nostalgia to creep up. Memories find you that you didn’t even know you had. For me, it’s seeing Christmas lights on my drive home. I am overcome with something resembling homesickness–a feeling like the one you get when your heart is both full at the thought of home…

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The Game of What Ifs

Lately, I have not had a chance to clear my head. The stress of moving combined with the noise of the everyday life-work-balance has been overpowering me, and I have not been attuned to God’s voice. I prayed for an opportunity to escape into the silence and God provided it in an unexpected place. Since…

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