This post contains some adult themes. One aspect of my job is doing intake interviews over the phone. I'm responsible, in a short, 15 minute or less conversation, for deciding who gets to come into our program and who "isn't a good fit." These interviews involve some demographic information--what's your birth date, social security number, … Continue reading Welcome to Normal
This is not an apology. My last post was about bringing my mattress from home to the Dwell house in Atlanta. Since then, my sleep has improved dramatically. I traveled to Johnson City for Easter, went on a regional retreat with the other YAV sites (more on that later, I hope!), wrote an article for … Continue reading Silence
It's a privilege, y'all! When I began the process of applying for a DOOR internship (right at a year ago, if you can imagine), Lydia at the Young Adult Volunteer office expressed some serious reservations about sending me back to Atlanta. I had family nearby. Lots of friends from college were close. In the past, … Continue reading A Good Night’s Sleep
Lately I've been reflecting on dissatisfaction, a sin I can identify in several areas of my life. Is dissatisfaction a sin? I'm not sure, but it feels like one, in that it keeps me from being content with where I am, and by extension, growing where I am planted. Several nights ago, I found myself … Continue reading What Are You Looking For?
THE FILM INDUSTRY! Since I left Atlanta in 2012, the film industry has BOOMED in a major way. I love it! I love being able to identify locations in films that I've been to. I love watching movies that are set in Atlanta. I love seeing secret directional signs for mystery films. And I love … Continue reading A Thing I Love About Atlanta
I want to tell you about the dream I had last night. I dreamed that it was your wedding day and we were together getting things ready. Your wedding dress needed to be pressed so I called all the bridesmaids together and made one of them do it. Dream Elizabeth is bossy. Then your husband's … Continue reading I Want to Tell You
The Atlanta Dwellers have been taking turns leading community nights which USED to be Tuesdays but is now Mondays. On February 20, Hannah used her first community night to talk about vocational discernment. She shared some passages from a really interesting book by a Quaker called Parker Palmer. The book is called Let Your Life Speak: … Continue reading Way Will Open