September 19, 2022

Positivity Corner: Paper Chain of Accomplishments

Each week, I make a to-do list full of things I need to accomplish on any given day. It could be fun things for the MockingOwl Roost, or maybe a tedious task for work. Whatever it is, it goes on the list. And the list is color-coordinated, with “categories” of life in different colors. For example, my grad school work is in green text, while work tasks are in red.
September 12, 2022

Positivity Corner: Writing Theology Papers

You see, writing theology papers isn’t just a school task for me. It’s an exploration of what I’m learning, how I’m growing, how I’m changing, how I’m developing as an adult human. So much of youth was spent regurgitating rote memorization and trying to make a grade. But now, in seminary I’m synthesizing and expanding the knowledge I’m gaining. And it is an utter delight!
December 31, 2021

One Year of Roosting: A Look Back on the First Year of the MockingOwl Roost

For me, being a part of MockingOwl Roost is part of a more significant thing that needed to be done within me, raising from the dead my ability to write.
December 25, 2021

Christmas Traditions

I grew up in the ’60s.I believed in Santa Claus.We had a real tree every year with tinsel – real tinsel. And putting it up was a family affair. A tradition that continued into adulthood, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
December 24, 2021

Positivity Corner: Asking Questions Christmas Edition

Sometimes asking questions leads to a Christmas miracle.
October 12, 2021

Emotional Widow

Emotional widows aren’t seen. It is like having an invisible illness. People can't see it, therefore it's difficult to pin down...
September 22, 2021

It’s Jesus or Your Car

When your faith is your centering force, some things become clear. Articulating that sometimes, isn’t as easy as that. Then, moments like this arise.
September 7, 2021

How Never Doubting Christian Dogma Nearly Ruined My Life and Why I’m Grateful to Have Doubts

When your dogma is stronger than your faith, you need a deconstruction of faith like never before. I didn't think I needed that. Turns out, I was wrong.
September 5, 2021

We Did It!

The fawn was in distress, but as members of the community came together, they found freedom for more than just the little deer.
August 29, 2021

“I Will Answer Yes”

When you have what seems like impossible dreams, faith can carry you through.
July 27, 2021

How Wandering Aimlessly Led to My First “Big Break” as a Writer

My love of horses led to my first break as a writer. A story of inspiration.
June 21, 2021

A Peak Inside the Flock of MockingOwls: Our Work Spaces

Scattered across the globe, the MockingOwls have found some lovely creative workspaces at home and away.