I am a woman who finds great beauty in brokeness. I marvel at things and people that are cracked, unraveled, falling apart, raw – these sacred imperfections. Perhaps this is because if i didn’t, I would go insane. I would find everything bleak and dark and too far gone to ever find redemption, and then I would curl up in a fetal position and just wait for it all to suck me in to it’s dark abyssiness.

However, as Leonard Cohen sings, “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” This sums up my life in a nutshell, and this is what infuses all of my writing – about my life, about Christian spirituality and culture and ideas, and about all the things that baffle me to no end.  For as far as I have seen, in my imperfections, my truest humanity can be found. In my rawest pain, a quiet peace can be known. And when i feel like i am LOST (i can’t not put that word in all caps, the phenomenal masterpeice of an epic tale has forever done that to me) – it is only then that i can begin to stumble my way back the One who helps me find my way time and time again.

5 Responses to “About Me”


  1. 1 aislingclaire June 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I really like this- and feel quite similiar.

    • 2 joyforaweek June 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Aisling! I’ve loved reading your blog too – and feel quite similar. 🙂

      I haven’t had much of a chance to write new posts lately, being tied up with the LOST paper (and writing lengthy dissertations defending Jennifer Knapp on my wall comments). Hopefully in the next few weeks that will change!

  2. 3 Joanne Kahye July 7, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Jen 🙂
    i try to read your writing:)( TRY…you know what i mean?)
    i learn and feel lots of things from your thought and writing.
    awesome! keep going

  3. 5 Jessica B April 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I would love to message you but FB has put up security locks around my account. Hoping you’ll respond to this message from an old (old) friend!!


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