Church couldn’t help me with it anymore.


If you want to keep me, treat me like a child before bedtime. Invite me to your story time or to hear your poetry read aloud. Sit up in a chair and let the room go quiet. Give it pause. Let the space hang. Let me sit on the floor, leaning back on my elbows, poking my legs out straight and wobbling side to side. Crack a book open, lick your finger, and let me hear the page. Read in rhythm. Use your narrator voice, crescendo. Sing a song and I’ll become unaware of my body, my mouth hanging open as I go with you.

I am always hungry for this, for a story to swallow me whole.


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About me


When There’s a Lion in Your Yard
November 18, 2016
What do you taste?
November 08, 2016
When The Church Doesn’t Fit Or Fix You: a Wild in the Hollow Guest Post from Christie Purifoy
October 12, 2015
The Hurt and the Healing: A Wild in the Hollow Guest Post by Bonnie King
September 30, 2015
Will They Stay if You Change?
September 28, 2015
Wild in the Hollow Book Club Video: Chapters 1 and 2
September 14, 2015
A Mud Stories Podcast on Sex, Shame, Unforgiveness, and the Church
August 06, 2015
Be the child, then revolution.
June 02, 2014
Satisfied Low
May 26, 2014

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