Red Tent Living

reframing femininity



But You Are Still Good.

I’m in a bible study this semester and one of the assignments was to write a Psalm. We had to think about who God is, who we are, and the things we are thinking about God. Continue reading “But You Are Still Good.”

Touching Eternity

I sit on my yoga mat in the dim studio. The morning sun sends shafts of light spilling across the hardwood floor, and one by one, people drift in and unroll their mats around me. Soft music plays in the otherwise quiet room. Continue reading “Touching Eternity”

Rejection Slips

“You do not write the best you can for the sake of art, but for the sake of returning your talent increased to the invisible God, to use or not use as He sees fit.” –Flannery O’Connor

I remember sitting in the post office parking lot that day, the heat of mid May filling my car as I weighed the stuffed manilla envelopes in my palm. Continue reading “Rejection Slips”

Five O’Clock Friends

A few months ago my piano teacher asked me to pick out a song in the key of B flat major. Continue reading “Five O’Clock Friends”

Ride Along

When I first read the question, “Can I Come?” the next phrase that carried into my thoughts was, “And Will I Bring Myself Fully?” Continue reading “Ride Along”

The Gift of a Second Chance

If it weren’t for second chances

we’d all be alone.

–Gregory Alan Isakov Continue reading “The Gift of a Second Chance”

A Letter to Eighteen

Dear Eighteen,

Here you are. Yesterday’s child is today’s legal adult, and yet, nothing has really changed. Continue reading “A Letter to Eighteen”

Walking in the Forest

The silence is profound as I walk quietly among the giant trees in the deep forest. Footsteps muffled in the thick moss. Continue reading “Walking in the Forest”

In the Quiet.

My husband has not been able to quit listening to Tracy Chapman’s greatest hits album. Continue reading “In the Quiet.”

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