I did some math over the weekend, and discovered I am on Day 133 of my personal isolation (yes, you read that number right). Granted, during that time, I did leave my house to see family occasionally, to go to the grocery store every two-three weeks, and to go to a young adult church every…Read more Some isolation tips
Hello friends. How has your summer been? Mine has been a whirlwind of crazy experiences and life-changing moments. I studied in Italy for about a month. *I studied at a school in Perugia Italy, and I got to visit Assisi, Florence, Pompeii, Capri, Ischia, and Rome. Italy is a beautiful country.* My family and I…Read more World Travels and Wedding Bells
Hey, guys, I'm studying in Italy! It's absolutely beautiful here, and I'm exploring and learning so much! I'm staying here for an extended period of time, the entire month of June actually. It's really cool that I can kind of put my roots down for a few weeks in one spot, because the last time I was in…Read more Be a Traveler, not a Tourist.
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.
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.
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
Aye, Christians, let's have a chat. I'm talking a Religious Diversity class this semester. The professor is great; she is really challenging me and my beliefs. These classes are ones I'd love to record and post everywhere I can, because it's good stuff. But did you catch that? My professor is challenging my beliefs. She…Read more A Christian Reflection
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.
Before I say what I believe needs to be said, I want you to know that this is coming from a place of truthful compassion and understanding, with self-reflective sadness, and not a place of aggression or judgment. But. Passengers of the United Airlines Flight that were witnesses to the horrific removal of Dr. Dao from his…Read more Passengers, I condemn you.
It seems that there is a massive contradiction in modern pop culture and society. On one hand, there is an adamant cry against sexism, misogyny, and derogatory comments. But on the other hand, there is obvious and widespread acceptance of such behaviors. Modern society is a bit of a hypocrite. During America's recent Presidential election,…Read more The Morality Problem