At the Intersection: Recently I visited a church I had never been to and did something I haven't done in about 15 years: I left a prayer concern on the visitor card. It was about a job I didn't get, one I was sure was "for me."
At the Intersection: When I think about my life and the items, sights and experiences I don't have or wish I had more of, I wonder sometimes if I would seem crazy in a culture or religion that was less bootstrappy, less obsessed with possessions, less focused on rewards, blessings, and curses.
At the Intersection: Over Thanksgiving, I had an epiphany about the current state of my familial relationships: I love being an adult at the same time so many other people in my family are also adults.
At the Intersection: It may seem paranoid to imagine a future as depicted in "The Handmaid's Tale," but in a culture where women are expected to accept unwanted advances, men are taught their masculinity is under attack, and religious liberty comes at the expense of others' rights, it is time to change.