Five Ways to Listen Well

The word listen contain the same letters as the word ‘silent.’ ~ Alfred Brendel I am a good listener. This is who I am and not just an narcissistic opinion but one that is confirmed by my closest friends. It may not be obvious to my readers, because through my words you only hear my […]

Why I Love Brene Brown as a Christian

Sometimes I think we have mistaken Christianity to be a coping mechanism. We confront this formidable enemy of death so we flip, flip, flip the pages of the Bible and grab on to the comforts of eternal life. We reel from the pain of heartbreak and turn to an all loving God—in God, our hearts […]

Eat, Love, & Be Vulnerable – Guest Post

Today I am writing about my cross-cultural marriage at Sarah’s beautiful blog. Marriage is already a vulnerable thing. Sharing the most intimate aspects of life together tugs at our pride, requiring us to shed any sort of self-protective mechanism. Add the cross-cultural element to marriage, and we are looking at vulnerability multiplied. But I suppose […]

Self Doubt, Vulnerability, Lessons from Writing

I feel like I have been running a sprint. Ever since I committed to writing this past year, I have searched high and low for nooks and crannies of my life to find space in which to fit this endeavor. Between my part time job and feeding the Brandt Clan, I left myself little margin […]

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