DEAR COUPLE ACROSS THE TABLE

  Dear couple across the table, I arrived late to Wine School at Whole Foods and the only empty seats were across from you. I sat down and, because I was late, got… Continue reading

CREATIVE COWORKING

  What happens when a church congregation decides to open its doors to the wider community, to truly share their space with the movers and shakers from the outside world? What could happen… Continue reading

CULTIVATING AUTHENTICITY

  My time with Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dallas, Texas has been a whirlwind so far. Their congregation has connections to dozens of community organizations and collaborates with them regularly.… Continue reading

A LITTLE CHURCH IN BILLINGS

  When I first arrived at this little church in Billings, Missouri I was anxious. I was told that, in this town of around 1,000 people, 80% of the congregants were Trump supporters,… Continue reading

A TIME OF TRANSITION

  I’ve been back in the United States for 40 days now and things are starting to feel back to normal. Since arriving to Ohio on October 1st, I’ve been spending my days itinerating… Continue reading

THE DIRECTION OF MY GROWTH

  This week Jupiter rounds out its time in Libra and I move back to the US for six weeks, before flying to Greece to begin my GMI placement there. It’s a time… Continue reading

TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN VULNERABLE WITH ME

  To all those who have been vulnerable with me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your insights, raw emotions, and shared solidarity have had a huge impact on my… Continue reading

TREATED LIKE ROYALTY

  For this year’s Eid al-Adha, I was honored to be invited to an all-day gathering with some of my Kalunba men. Eid al-Adha, also called the “Feast of the Sacrifice,” is the… Continue reading

YOU CAN GO, BUT YOU CAN’T TELL

  Hungary’s transit zones on the Serbian-Hungarian border are considered to be “no man’s land” by the government. A Hungarian colleague of mine, however, calls them something quite different – modern day concentration… Continue reading

IT’S OFFICIAL

  Welp, it’s official – my tickets have been purchased and I will be leaving Budapest, Hungary, my home for the last two years, on September 30th, just two days after turning 25.… Continue reading