a part of her

She devoured the words, consumed their soothing elixir. She caressed each page with her fingertips as they stirred her longings and met her deepest, darkest fears. She delighted in each small triumph and mourned over losses that seemed only a lifetime away. She invited them into herself and bared her very soul. And even though the story […]


In times of chaos and violence, may we “pursue the things which make for peace” (Romans 14:19).  May we make sacrifices, choose compassion, and love wholeheartedly. In times when everyone seems to be an “extremist” of one sort or another, may we remember the wise words of Martin Luther King Jr. in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”… […]

on my bookshelf: torn

As with many of the good books I read, this one was recommended to me by my dad.  Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate  is written by Justin Lee, a committed Christian and executive director of the Gay Christian Network.  In this book, Lee recounts the story of his life with humor, wisdom, and humility […]

suspension of disbelief

“…that willing suspension of disbelief for the moment, which constitutes poetic faith…” //Samuel Taylor Coleridge I recently finished reading the Divergent trilogy.  I’d like to say that I read these books to better connect with my students, but I really just enjoy reading adolescent literature for myself! If you have read this series, you can probably relate to the […]