We want the same thing.

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.

I have this fear.

*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.

Let’s talk about this.

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.

Conversation burn-out.

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.

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.

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