Why Would Anyone Want to Visit Me?

Prior to now, I’ve only ever lived alone once — and even then, it was just for six weeks while studying abroad at Oxford University. I was only 21, and it was the strangest thing to walk to the grocery store and purchase some Coco Pops (Britain’s monkey-adorned version of Cocoa Krispies) among other nutritious items, and then walk back to my very own dorm to restock my mini-fridge, not having to worry about marking said goods as mine because nobody else inhabited my […]

I’m 27 and Afraid to Take Off My Shirt: GUEST POST on Bedlam Magazine

I haven’t guest-posted somewhere in a while. Time to change that! Today, I have the great honor of being featured over at Bedlam Magazine, an awesome new collaboration of messed up Christians. Check out this teaser of my post on shirtlessness and masculine body image, and read the rest over at Bedlam! As a teenager I was often teased by my family because I avoided the water so much. My Georgia home had a beautiful in-ground swimming pool, but even amid […]

EDEN-APPLE-HEART: My Apple (Part 2 of 3)

A couple weeks ago I started a three-part series examining my life’s “Eden,” “apple,” and “heart” moments, as inspired by one of my favorite musicians, Brandon Heath. Part 1, “My Eden,” was a fantasy-laden post chronicling my glorious childhood days of bikes and games and empty parking lots with siblings and cousins. Part 2, “My Apple,” isn’t quite as fantastical. It’s a little darker–actually, uh, a lot more. But before I delve any further, I’ll let my blogging sidekick Brandon […]