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
*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.
This wasn't the post I had planned for this morning. I was actually going to write something very different. But before settling down to write, I stumbled upon a video by SoulPancake. Those of you that have been with me for awhile know I really like this organization, and I often look to their book…Read more Religion.
I sat down last night to write a post, and realized it was going to require more research and effort than I had the energy for at that moment. Plus, some of the projects I'm working are going to require more work than expected. So, to fill the void until I can get my act…Read more Why are we so obsessed with talking about other people?
Let's do a SoulPancake page, shall we? This is a good one. [Please see this post for information on SoulPancake and the awesome book I'm pulling these questions from.] *Why is talking about God so awkward?* *Why is it so difficult and weird to talk about something many people believe in?* I have many ideas. …Read more ‘Why is talking about God so awkward?’
I'm currently working on reading the complete unabridged copy of Les Misérables. It's been several years since the last time I tried to read, so I completely forgot how beautiful Hugo's writing is. Almost every other page, I'm underlining something (or multiple things). Hugo is quickly making his way onto the list of my favorite…Read more The beauty of Victor Hugo (Pt. 1)
A few days ago I stumbled upon an article by National Geographic titled ‘The Campaign to Eliminate Hell’. As a traditionalist Christian, that caught my attention. (If you’re interested, you can find it here. Please. I really think you should read it.) What? Eliminate Hell? Seriously? Is that something we can actually do? As it…Read more ‘The Campaign to Eliminate Hell’
One of my favorite Christmas presents this past year is a little book called Chew on Life’s Big Questions by a little company called SoulPancake. This company was co-created by a little actor, Rainn Wilson, otherwise known as Dwight Schrute from the American version of ‘The Office’. I love the fact that someone who played such…Read more ‘What one eye-opening expereince should every person have?’