3 Things I’ve Learned About Community

Community. It can be so awkward. Uncomfortable. Beautiful. Vibrant. I know a thing or two about community. It's because I'm so wildly popular, you see. Or actually... It may be because I work for a church that cares a lot about community, started a organization called New2Knox focused on community, and recently helped facilitate a discussion … Continue reading 3 Things I’ve Learned About Community

Why I’m Afraid to Be a Wife (and also why I’m not.)

I know plenty of women who are cool, purposeful, fashion-forward wives. Still, when I hear “wife,” my mind fills with the image of a large apron-clad Irish woman with her hair in a smart bun and her hands covered in flour . Apparently, somewhere in my psyche, “wife” became crossed with “baker” and I don’t … Continue reading Why I’m Afraid to Be a Wife (and also why I’m not.)

5 Things Better than “Congratulations!” to Say to Your Friend Who Recently Started Dating Someone Awesome

When one enters a new relationship of the romantic leaning (especially after taking an extended break from such things) people tend to have opinions. However, whatever their opinion, in my experience, they all have one thing to say: CONGRATULATIONS! I have only noticed this in the dating realm. Many a time, I have told someone, … Continue reading 5 Things Better than “Congratulations!” to Say to Your Friend Who Recently Started Dating Someone Awesome