Outside the Box: Butterfly support group

  Laura blogs over at Laura's Light. This post was originally posted on her blog on January 22, 2016. I feel so lonely. And… I don’t know what to do. Does a butterfly feel lonely in the cocoon? Or does it have butterfly conversion support group meetings? I don’t know. But I wish I had … Continue reading Outside the Box: Butterfly support group

Outside the Box: Where we’ve been, where we are

  Looking at it now, it all seems so simple... The rest of the world was black and white But we were in screaming color... - Out of the Woods, Taylor Swift We can breathe again, out here in the open. Drink in lemonade sunlight because each one of us has faced so, so much … Continue reading Outside the Box: Where we’ve been, where we are

The UnBoxing Project: Surviving and thriving on the outside

I came from an upper middle class, well-educated family. I was privileged. I moved out as a college student with a couple of jobs on campus after my parents emptied my savings account. Most of the people that we helped were in similar circumstances. Our counselor friend Sandra, who was in graduate school when I moved … Continue reading The UnBoxing Project: Surviving and thriving on the outside

Obsessions and yellow paint

My friends all know I am obsessive. If you know me at all, you've heard more than you ever wanted to know about Harry Potter, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Del Taco, and The Thorn. My friends tease me about my obnoxious love for my birthplace in Southeast Texas, and the fact that the guy who played … Continue reading Obsessions and yellow paint

Why I’ve been a spiritual hobo for a few years

Maybe I'll try church again. Two years ago, I'd been exiled from my church home four months before. One Sunday, I went to a service at a local megachurch, hiding myself in the crowd. And I asked God why I hadn't found a spiritual home yet, if I ever would. And in the dimmed light … Continue reading Why I’ve been a spiritual hobo for a few years