"Finding Holy in the Suburbs" Excerpt

In the suburbs, it’s easy to become numb to the ways we pursue our own self-satisfaction—whether it’s through our physical house or it’s packaged as abstract nouns. All these abstract nouns (like success, meaning, purpose, and self-esteem) are contingent on the kingdom of self.

Our Whole Selves

When I joined the board here at Rise, Holly asked me to give her a bio that she could share with the other board members. I cringed as soon as I read her email because I really hate writing bios. There's such a fine line between being accurate and aspirational.

Spend, Save or Give

Confession time: Sometimes I dread opening Facebook or Twitter, knowing someone new will be asking for money and I won’t know how to respond. I’ll admit, I tend to tune them out, even when I know I could, technically, help. It’s just too much to take in.

New Views

Whatever is the opposite of wanderlust, that is me. Since I can remember, I have wanted to buy a home with a big porch and live in the same neighborhood until I die.

Instead, I participate in what my parents fondly(?) refer to as “the annual move.”