A Five Minute Homily For Children

A Five Minute Homily For Children

In the 2017 – 2018 academic school year, I gave a homily to K – 6th grade students at The Academy of Classical Christian studies in Oklahoma City. Here’s what I said. Pray Without Ceasing It wasn’t too long ago I stood up here and said something...
Holy Week Homily

Holy Week Homily

I was asked to give a 5 minute homily at my school this week. A little backstory: A forest fire broke out behind our building in the last two weeks, and the flames came within inches of the building. Here’s the homily: There was a woman who went to my church...
Leaving California

Leaving California

California has graciously hosted me for 6 years. I showed up in 2011 and now it’s 2017. It feels strange and impersonal to leave. The communities that I’ve been connected to, received love from, that listened – they’ll all continue on....
In a Veil of Great Surprises, Part Two [Dawnielle Read Through]

In a Veil of Great Surprises, Part Two [Dawnielle Read Through]

Perhaps the most cryptic verse (aside from all the other verses) in Sufjan’s song, The Only Thing, is the second one. Rereading all the lyrics would be a good idea, but if that’s too much work I’ll just quote the second verse and the refrain that...
In a Veil of Great Surprises, Part One [Dawnielle Read Through]

In a Veil of Great Surprises, Part One [Dawnielle Read Through]

The only thing that keeps me from driving this carHalf-light, jack knife into the canyon at nightSigns and wonders, Perseus aligned with the skullSlain Medusa, Pegasus alight from us allDo I care if I survive this, bury the dead where they’re foundIn a veil of...