*Before this post, I want to create some space to share some resources that I have been using to learn more about the current social and cultural conversation. And, I want to be mindful of continuing to create space for the voices that may need more space to be louder, and be heard. I found…Read more a self-reflection.
I have struggled To piece my words together, To string the broken parts Of my conscious Into a coherent thought. I don't know what to say, and I don't have the words to say what I don't know how to say. But no matter The words I do try The ways I do phrase The…Read more In my whiteness.
I've entered a really cool time in my life, guys. I graduated from college a few weeks ago. I just started my (first) full-time job. I've all but figured out where I'll be completing my Master's degree. And, did I mention I'm getting married in less than four months? My life, and soul, has felt…Read more Things I’m Learning.
In the past few days, I have encountered several situations and conversations that have made me wrestle with what I believe. I think this is important, as it is in the wrestle that we hold on tighter. I think, also, that it is important for us to name the things we believe and to be…Read more Things I Believe
In the aftermath, when the dust settles, we want the same thing. Perhaps I am naïve in thinking this. Perhaps I am foolish to wish this. Perhaps I am looking through the world with rose colored glasses. But in this passionate conversation, fueled by anger, hurt, and fear, is not our collective goal safety? Do…Read more We want the same thing.
*Tomorrow, students across the nation with walk out of their classes, to make a stand against gun violence, and to petition for safer schools. These are my thoughts.* I am petrified. Never before have I ever felt a fear like this. I'm terrified that a mass shooting will happen again, but this time, in an…Read more I have this fear.
My heart breaks for Florida, and for all of the lives lost. My heart breaks for the young man who felt the need to do what he did, and for the help he didn't receive. And my heart breaks for every single person who is trying to make this a political issue. Let the families…Read more Let’s talk about this.
I have been thinking long and hard about whether or not I wanted to post this. It may come across as being insensitive, or selfish, or maybe even ignorant. But I have a feeling I'm not the only American that feels this way. Last week, my college presented a symposium on "Inclusive Excellence". Classes were…Read more Conversation burn-out.
Aye, Christians, let's have a chat. I'm talking a Religious Diversity class this semester. The professor is great; she is really challenging me and my beliefs. These classes are ones I'd love to record and post everywhere I can, because it's good stuff. But did you catch that? My professor is challenging my beliefs. She…Read more A Christian Reflection
On my college campus right now, there are little phrases written everywhere such as "love conquers all" and "keep the peace", and other similar things. (The first of these I'm aiming to write a post on in the near future.) I believe these were written as a response to Sunday night's horrific events in Las…Read more Little Thoughts: Good and evil