People always give the disciples a hard time. Picture with me the stereotypical bearded, skinny-jean clad pastor's attempts at being relatable, “Can you believe it, church? Those boneheads didn’t get it again! Hahaha!” I get these jokes are supposed to make us feel good about ourselves and make the disciples more relatable… but have you … Continue reading For the Unsure and the Shamed.
There's one mid-south town I'm asked about more than any others: Nashville. I think this is partly because a great deal of people are under the impression I live there. I don't. I live in KNOXville, Tennessee, a little under three hours east. But it's fine. Luckily, for the many people who ask for recommendations, … Continue reading Meanderings in Nashville
I vividly remember being in the shower about a year and a half ago. That's not weird, okay? Just calm down and keep reading. We all know the best time for thinking is in the shower. And I was thinking about math. Again, not weird. It was life math: I was 24 at the time. … Continue reading Step One: Create a Plan
As the self-proclaimed Fall Hipster, (I loved fall before it was cool, JUST TRUST ME) it is imperative I take part in a handful of distinctively autumn experiences every year. When these experiences have been completed, I reach optimal happiness and can then and only then move along to the joys of Christmas. What are … Continue reading I Will Pull Out Your Guts.
If you know me, you know I love coffee. (And let the record stand that I loved coffee before loving coffee was cool. I started drinking coffee for a much nobler reason - I wanted to be exactly like my older sister in every way, shape, and form.) There are people who see coffee as an … Continue reading When Coffee is More Than Coffee.
I don't have extraordinarily fond memories of Cades Cove. Cades Cove is an area in the Smokey Mountains with camping and hiking and most notably an 11 mile "scenic loop." Sounds nice, right? I thought so too. I took my sister and brother-in-law there over my very first Tennessee Christmas break to show them the mountains, … Continue reading Abram’s Falls In Fallmost