Church Hurt and Church Healing

I love the church, but my gosh we've been through some painful things with churches in the past few years. And yet, it has felt so hard to speak out and say that we were hurt by a church. I hesitate to be one more person heaping scorn and criticism on an institution that I… Continue reading Church Hurt and Church Healing

A (kind of) Love Letter to Grand Rapids

Dear Grand Rapids, In August of 2016, I arrived here with big dreams and hopes that you would be my home and a place of new beginnings and adventures. Instead, we’ve had a complicated relationship from the very beginning, with my feelings wavering between hatred, love, and mere toleration. I have now lived here for… Continue reading A (kind of) Love Letter to Grand Rapids

A Year of Healing

2018 was a year of healing. Not in the way I expected, but in so many ways I never would've imagined. Last January, I was in the midst of some of the worst physical pain in my entire life. The kind of pain that permeated my entire body and left me questioning whether or not… Continue reading A Year of Healing