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An Introvert’s Guide to Sacred Spaces

An Introvert’s Guide to Sacred Spaces

As an introvert, one of my defining characteristics is a need to recharge my batteries after too much social time. My job, and sometimes my life in general, requires a great deal of social interaction. I find that I need to balance my external and internal worlds....
The Magic of Forgiveness (and How to do it)

The Magic of Forgiveness (and How to do it)

Why Forgive? When I was a child, I was an easy target for bullies. I was shy and lacked social skills, plus I had curly hair and wore glasses. My differences made me an outcast in the great wisdom of the third graders at my school. Unable to make decent friendships, I...
Leaving Seminary, Finding Myself

Leaving Seminary, Finding Myself

The Twisted Path Toward a Calling When I was a member of the high school youth group at my United Methodist church back in Atlanta, GA, I believed that I knew my calling: I was going to be a minister in the United Methodist church. I had gifts for it, including a love...
5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I’m reflecting on the lessons I learned from my dad. He has been absent from this earth for more than 15 years, but part of him is with me in so many ways. He was an introvert, and so much more. He was an artist, a...