When Your Lent Was Not Instagram-Worthy

12:30PM on Lazarus Saturday. I’m still in bed, my limbs weighed down by the ache of sleeping in too late. Barely awake, I pull off my eye mask and instinctively reach for my phone to see if I’ve missed any important messages. Just one text from my husband, 57 minutes ago: “Things I never thought I’d say to…

Can Children Struggle with Despondency?

Something unexpected happened when I published Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life; the people with the most questions have been parents concerned for their children. I didn’t foresee this because I assumed the people who would be most interested in my book would be people like me: thirty-somethings who can’t seem to shake the…

Last chance to sign up for the giveaway! Plus, a video of the Despondency Q&A and a free a knitting pattern

The launch week of Time and Despondency is almost finished! Last night, I hosted an hour-long Live Q&A on Facebook in order to answer some of your questions about despondency, time, and the relationship between the two. It was a great time of conversation and discussion. Thanks for all those who showed up and contributed to the discussion,…

What is Despondency? (Infographic)

Have you heard that Time and Despondency was released into the world yesterday? You can buy it on the Ancient Faith Publishing website or on Amazon. Yesterday, I did a quick reading from the first chapter of Time and Despondency in response to the question “What is Despondency?” Today, I’m following up with an infographic on the same topic.  …

Say hello to _Time and Despondency_! Plus, a free giveaway and schedule of all launch-week shenanigans.

Hi everyone, just a quick note from me to let you all know that the long-awaited moment is here: my book, Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life, is now available on Ancient Faith or Amazon (I recommend ordering from Ancient Faith–it helps support the publisher and the author!) To celebrate, I’m hosting a one-week online launch party.…

Show notes for “Falling Upward after Job Loss”

The latest podcast episode is about reading Fr. Richard Rohr’s book Falling Upward during a season of job loss in my life. It’s an invitation to think about the meaning of temporal trials and the pivotal role they play in shaping one’s relationship to God and others. Have you ever gone through job loss or unemployment? How did that…

A Simple Life, An Unfolded Soul

Our culture and media resound with the call to live more simply. Interestingly, the desire to pare life down to the essentials is voiced by virtually every major segment of readers, from secular to new age to generally religious to specifically Christian crowds. There is something about our current societal, cultural, and digital predicament that activates the human…

“Serious illness is like asceticism”: Talking about Time in Illness with Kevin Allen

For the next week or so, the theme around here at Time Eternal is time and illness. I’ll soon be posting a podcast episode in which I talk with my friend, Elissa Bjeletich, about her experience waiting for her daughter to receive a liver transplant.  In the meantime, however, I had the opportunity to talk with Kevin Allen,…