Leaning into the discomfort of not having answers, of not knowing the plan, has been the great struggle of my life. Fear, in so many forms, has taken over my mind more times than I can tell you.  Making friends with fear while distancing myself from it is a contradiction that can sometimes take all [...]

Talking about Whiteness in Whole Foods

Oh man, nothing makes me more aware of my privilege than typing on my iPad in Whole Foods Uptown New Orleans. Please note the sparkling water.  I drove in from Pensacola yesterday afternoon and spent the day lounging around in my family's Uptown home and grabbing snacks from Whole Foods down the street.  I sprawled [...]

My Church Journey and Why I’m Doing YAV

YAV. The PC(USA) is infamous for our ambiguous acronyms. That stands for Presbyterian Church (USA), for you "outsiders". Ha. For a demonination that promotes inclusivity, we can be pretty exclusive (cough Montreat cult). We have the best of intentions! Regardless, I'm proud to be a Presby nerd. I am a cradle Presbyterian. As in, born [...]