A Letter to Myself, 17 Months After Leaving America

In September 2016, you were so passionate about loving America. You knew, deep down, Ol’ Glory looked like home, you had a future written in American sands. You didn’t know where—besides not Mississippi—but you knew you’d come back home after a year in China with some wisdom and guile and maybe just a little better … More A Letter to Myself, 17 Months After Leaving America

A Letter to My Mother, Who Just Learned About My Lack of Faith

Dear Mom, Yesterday, you asked me point-blank if I still believed in Jesus. Yesterday, you found out I’m no longer a Christian. Yesterday, the daughter you love, the daughter who would spend forever by your side, died. Yesterday, you had to face the fact that your daughter no longer lives in the faith she grew … More A Letter to My Mother, Who Just Learned About My Lack of Faith