The Marble Jar

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What on Earth Am I Here For?

What is the point? What on earth am I here for? What really matters? Much of our lives can be boiled down to choosing between two emotions: fear or love. Fear says: listen to our...

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Who Needs Anger Management Classes?

I’ve always hesitated to speak out on, well, anything. Unless I feel something bubbling up from the depths of my soul and I’m going to explode if I don’t say it, I have kept...

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Swing Tricks

I looked over at my younger sister, who was shrieking with laughter. Amelia’s burned caramel colored hair sagged in its ponytail as she pumped her legs. I slowed my swing just a bit. “Okay, ready?” “Ready!” she replied....

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Altar of Rebellion

A few hours later than I had anticipated, the doorbell rang. Looking out the window to the front porch, I saw a man followed by a group of people. A group which included my parents. Impatiently smoothing...