church, mental health & wellness, spiritual

The Gift of Advent

As a kid, I'm pretty sure Advent meant little more to me than the chocolate-filled calendars that Grandmother sent over around Thanksgiving (which I've since learned to be liturgically inaccurate, as they tend to start on December 1st regardless of whether that's the actual first Sunday of Advent). There was an Advent wreath off to… Continue reading The Gift of Advent

personal, spiritual

Go In Peace (To Canada?!) To Love And Serve the Lord

"This has been a year of peaceful transition." - Preston Yancey,┬áTables in the Wilderness Moving. In August, I'm moving from Dallas to Vancouver to pursue a Master's in Theology at Regent College. There, I said it. (Wrote it, anyways. For a writer, this is a crucial step in coming to terms with life's ebbs and… Continue reading Go In Peace (To Canada?!) To Love And Serve the Lord

personal

Good Gifts

February, for me, has been full of good gifts. I celebrated a birthday, which came with some literal little gifts, as birthdays often do. Got accepted to two graduate school programs to pursue a Master's in Theology. (Decisions and details pending. Prayers appreciated.) Attended a lecture on faith and the arts by Dr. Jeremy Begbie… Continue reading Good Gifts

mental health & wellness, spiritual

Prayers for Mental Health

I love that the Book of Common Prayer has specific prayers and thanksgivings for just about anything -- for travelers, for artists, for the unemployed, for the aged, and so on. But, I don't see many prayers looking closely at mental health.┬áSo, I decided to write a few. For a Person Experiencing Anxiety Heavenly Father,… Continue reading Prayers for Mental Health