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)

Age Up

I recently hopped on Facebook and saw a flurry of "How hard did aging it you?" posts.  Though I am not someone to post that kind of thing on my Facebook page, I like the space this now-popular prompt provides for self-reflection.  First Facebook profile picture, circa April 2010 I started my Facebook page in…Read more Age Up

No. I don’t stand with women.

This is something I have been trying to piece together for the past few weeks, since the Kavanaugh trial began. I know, that with this post, I should expect some criticism and perhaps hate, but I need to speak my truth. I am tired of feeling silenced and ignored, simply because I have a different…Read more No. I don’t stand with women.

Online Dating.

As I write this, my fiancée and I have a confirmed date and venue for our wedding, and I have appointments set up to go wedding dress shopping. (That still feels so weird to say out loud ....!)  But I thought this would be a good time explain our story a little bit, and give…Read more Online Dating.

She is woman, and that is enough.

A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Ariana Grande's new song "God is a woman".  Of course, as a Christian, I had an incredibly visceral reaction to the song, and consequent music video.  I have a lot of thoughts about this piece, and I will probably craft them into a post in a few…Read more She is woman, and that is enough.

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.