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.

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.

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

October Books

October was a heavy month for me, in terms of school.  If I wasn't in class, I was buried in my textbooks, or working on assignments.  The time I did have to myself was spent taking care of more administrative, or not-as-fun personal things.  I generally read the most at night, and therefore, I didn't…Read more October Books

A Dialog with Islam

My Religion professor is amazing.  Today, she brought in Aaysha Noor, a Muslim woman and speaker, as a guest lecturer.  (If you go to the linked website, Ms. Noor is the woman in the middle, in a pale pink head scarf.) Today was probably my first real opportunity to engage with Islam, apart from reading…Read more A Dialog with Islam