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)

Letters to the Church (Chapter 1)

A few weeks ago, I wrote post titled "Thoughts on Church", in which I reflected on the modern Christian church culture. I had been in the middle of re-reading Letters to the Church by Francis Chan at the time, and was experiencing a really big personal reevaluate of my church life. I have since finished the book, and…Read more Letters to the Church (Chapter 1)

Thoughts on the Church.

I started this year listening to Letters to the Church by Francis Chan, through Audible. It was an impulse decision, and what a book. I listened to it, and then bought a physical copy, because I needed a space to underline, highlight, and make notes. There are so many nuggets of gold in this book,…Read more Thoughts on the Church.

I’m so tired of all the crap.

I hope you all had a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday!  I always love this time of year.  I mean, October through December is my favorite time of year, but Thanksgiving is like the catalyst to keep me at home, listen to Christmas music, snuggle up by the fire, and to deeply enjoy the people in my…Read more I’m so tired of all the crap.

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.