It’s All Been Done Before

I’ve always been a huge Bare Naked Ladies fan. The band, I mean. Let’s just make that clear up front. There’s a song called It’s All Been Done Before, and it reminds me of right now. And every “right now” for that matter. I think it’s pretty easy to label the darkness in this worldContinue reading “It’s All Been Done Before”

The Winning Team

I am not a very political person. I barely survived Team Britney versus Team Christina and really dread experiencing that kind of heartache again. And Team Britney. Duh. A friend and I were discussing the current political climate and the recent phenomenon of human beings everywhere vomiting their staunch beliefs all over their keyboards. ItContinue reading “The Winning Team”

What is True?

“The Bible isn’t true.” Okay. Then what is true? Your individual feelings on a subject? Well that won’t work. Everyone has feelings, and they’re not the same. Maybe the way you were raised? The particular paradigm you ascribe to in order to process the world. But there‘s a mixed bag of paradigms, some the completeContinue reading “What is True?”

Blessed be the Fruit

“Blessed be the fruit.” I absorbed The Handmaid’s tale when it wasn’t a show but a book that only hardcore feminists who didn’t shave under their arms read. Well, maybe I’m exaggerating about that last part. I wanted to be Margaret Atwood. I wanted to be a million things. I realize now “I want” isContinue reading “Blessed be the Fruit”

Hole in the Brain

My mind is shot. I’m having a typical moment. Well, really not so typical as of late. Just a moment that’s similar to ones in the past. Where I’m tired and coiled into myself and regret every choice I’ve ever made. Hi, I’m Ericka. Nice to meet you. It’s just a few things. Little thingsContinue reading “Hole in the Brain”

Damaged People

I wake up in a weird panic sometimes. I recommit myself to Jesus and pray for his mercy and forgiveness. Something hits me squarely in the chest at night. Maybe it has something to do with the darkness. There’s a lot of “us” versus “them” lately, no matter the particular issue. No matter the particularContinue reading “Damaged People”

It’s Not a Competition

There are too many amazing people in my life. And I don’t necessarily mean successful ones. Sunday’s Sermon reminded us that Jeremiah was a “failed” prophet. He never was able to persuade one person to follow the Lord. But Jeremiah wasn’t a failure. Because maybe the point wasn’t His ability to change people. Maybe theContinue reading “It’s Not a Competition”

I Am

I am. Our children’s pastor shared a sermon yesterday that politely smacked me in the face. See, I have this issue of being a control freak. As a writer, I create worlds. And I very much want this one to be my own. I like to dictate who I am in any moment, how myContinue reading “I Am”

The Big Breath Mantra

Parenting is hard. A lot of things are hard, but I digress.  The phrase “His mercies are new every day,” keeps hitting me like a ton of bricks. My mercies are hardly ever new. They’re barely refurbished. I can hold a grudge so hard, it’s a miracle if it doesn’t break apart in my hand.Continue reading “The Big Breath Mantra”