Evaluating my rose colored glasses

Personal reflections on nostalgia and depression.

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November 5: Honestly Not Sure

Hi friends. I’m having trouble knowing how to rejoice tonight. I am processing a lot of emotions and assessing my behaviors and responses, and despite all ways I’ve grown this past year, I still fall back on certain, undesirable patterns. Maybe like bouldering, I’ll celebrate the many good steps I’ve taken toward being a whole…

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God of justice, come again

“Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.”

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“My grace is sufficient”: praising God in the face of chronic back pain

“You’re too young to be in pain like this,” they tell me. I shrug and grin sadly. It doesn’t change that I have had chronic back and neck pain for the past six or seven years. I’m only 21. In high school I went to the chiropractor about once a year for back pain. I…

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The Silliness of Fear

photo credit: http://www.rachelleb.com/images/2004_03_11/wrigley_field.jpg “I can’t believe we used to walk around the neighborhood without pepper spray,” my friend said the other day before we took a stroll through the quiet streets by her house. I thought to myself that I go to Chicago unarmed at night and am safe. Apparently people had been stabbed in…

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