Sunday Soul Reflections #4

"The same way there is a BC and an AC (before Christ and after Christ), there will be a BP and an AP. Before the Pandemic and After the Pandemic." As I balance my cell phone against a wall in the kitchen and leave floured fingerprints on the screen, Papi uses his long arms to [...]

Sunday Soul Reflections #3

AKA Re(view) + (Re)flection on The Gifts of Imperfection In Brene Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection” she often refers back to her 2007 B̶r̶e̶a̶k̶d̶o̶w̶n̶ Spiritual Awakening. I experienced something similar in 2017 when I started therapy and participated in the #52essays2017 challenge. I can’t help but feel like our world is going through a 2020 [...]

Sunday Soul Reflections #1

Everyone I know is tired. My friends and family and complete strangers that don't even notice I walk by them are overwhelmed and overstimulated. I have fallen victim to it as well. The tiredness. Like a plague over this city. The exhaustion is bone-deep and spirit-bound. It worsens when I watch the news that reminds [...]

Re(view): Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up

I was excited when I found the Intervarsity Press table at Book Expo this year. I don’t recall ever seeing such a large selection of faith-based books that talk about equity, race and social justice. Still, I dampened my excitement and managed expectations because I’ve often found myself disappointed with Christian literature and how even [...]

Trusting the Process

"I am a writer not because I have published a novel or made it into the most prestigious and elite magazines. I am a writer because I write. Because when all else fails I find that words and stories help me heal and help me share that healing." - Nia Ita Thursday, April 4th I [...]