Things I Believe

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

Letters to the Church (Chapter 2)

Chapter 2: Sacred We don't understand what it means for something to be "sacred". We live in a human-centered world among people who see themselves as the highest authority. We are quick to say things like "That isn't fair!" because we believe we deserve certain rights as humans. Yet we give little thought to the rights God…Read more Letters to the Church (Chapter 2)

Being a Christian is hard.

Being a Christian is hard. This post isn't about the hard, social aspects of being a Christian; that's for another time. This is more vulnerable. I've been in a spiritual rut recently, very prolonged and very deep.  Even walking through cathedrals in Italy and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, I didn't feel all that close to…Read more Being a Christian is hard.

Not Today Satan.

Where do I begin? A lot has been going on, in terms of my spiritual journey.  I'm being challenged.  I'm being forced to face the tension between comfort and growth.  And I'm getting frustrated. I mentioned a bit ago that I'm visiting another church.  My boyfriend really wants to become a part of this church,…Read more Not Today Satan.

Thoughts of God.

It's been awhile, I know.  There are a few posts I need to catch up on, but right now, I just want to work through something. My boyfriend and I got back from a conference in Washington D. C. a few days ago, and it was an incredible experience.  My spirit was re-connected with God,…Read more Thoughts of God.

What I’ve learned in 21 years.

Today is my 21st birthday. Whoop, whoop! I guess I'm officially an adult now, right?  It's wild, isn't it, this whole getting older thing?  Time moves way to fast, I think .... When I turned 19, I posted a list of the things I had learned in those nineteen years on Facebook.  Looking back at…Read more What I’ve learned in 21 years.

Religious Identity Reflection

*This a personal reflection paper I wrote for my Religion class.  I think it poses some big ideas and conversations, particular in terms of how Christianity interacts with other religions.* I am Brethren in Christ. I was born and raised in a Christian home, and family. Growing up, being a Christian had no real impact…Read more Religious Identity Reflection