All posts by Ali Kjergaard

Ali Kjergaard is a congressional staffer living in Washington, DC. You can follow her miscellaneous musings on twitter at @AlisonKjergaard.

Divine Presence in Dark Nights of the Soul

My argument begins in the most cliché of fashion, I grew up a Christian home-schooler reading the Chronicles of Narnia for the first time at a pretty young age. It was a rainy November day and my mom had built...

/ April 29, 2022

Sailing and the Christian Life

“But here and there it shines out with a great and flashing beauty, like a light set upon a high place above the stormy or tranquil waters where we voyage. And the sceptic will say: is the beacon for me,...

/ September 30, 2021

The Ordinary Beauty of Flower Bouquets

“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing – to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from.” – Till We Have Faces As I type this I’m staring at a bouquet...

/ June 16, 2021

In Praise of Reading Aloud

It felt a bit awkward at first, a group of friends in their mid twenties sitting around in my library in an old Capitol Hill row house. We had all brought our copies of various Tolkien, some with a well-loved...

/ April 6, 2021