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.
I graduated from college bright eyed and bushy tailed, talkative, sociable, ready to move across the country and make hordes of new interesting, talented, and hilarious friends. A year later I was heart-wrenchingly lonely. Busy, sure. But lonely too. That’s right, after a year of occasional coffee dates and brunches, all I had to show … Continue reading Everyone’s Lonely and Nobody Will Admit It.
I drive between Nashville and Knoxville quite a bit. It's a nice drive, nothing fancy but long enough to feel like a road trip and quick enough to be consistently enjoyable. The views were fine, but I never felt like it lifted a finger to the views between Knoxville and Asheville... until I learned about Ozone … Continue reading I Came in Like a Water Fall