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
"And when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to the one who is in secret...for God knows what you need before you ask. Pray, then, like this:" "God, make me a better person. Make me kind." "Oh, Lord, forgive me for my jealousy...my pride...my anger." "God, am I doing … Continue reading How I am Praying Now
The first thing I hear when I walk into Clifton is someone singing....badly. He is off-key, and when I turn the corner, I see him sitting at the table wearing headphones and a suit. I'm not exactly sure what's going on or, honestly, why he's still here at 10:00. All our guests leave in the morning … Continue reading Joy