Here's one example of the utter wrongness of something I tend to be automatically sure of: Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe, the realest, most vivid and important person in existence. We rarely talk about this sort of natural, basic self centeredness, … Continue reading other people exist.
I’ve contemplated sharing my story for years. I’ve written and re-written this story, trying to perfect the words so that I speak as eloquently and gracefully as possible. Over those years, I’ve realized that eloquence is not always necessary, but transparency is. I am sharing my story because 50 innocent lives were taken at Pulse Nightclub … Continue reading Into the Light.
So many people are posting (myself included) about the devastating and terrible sexual assault that Brock Turner committed. Over the last few days, we've seen so many people posting millions of different viewpoints. The most interesting are coming from his family. His mother shared this FOUR PAGE letter with the judge. It literally explains his … Continue reading Open letter to Brock Turner’s mother
I went to Target this weekend. I know what you're thinking (ew, yucky!), but hear me out first. As I was checking out, I noticed that the cashier was, well, different from me. I won't go into detail, but given what has been going on lately, you could probably assume. As I was waiting in … Continue reading I went to Target.
I recently had my low self-worth brought to my attention, and it was thrown into the spotlight with this statement: "You feel like you have to work for God's favor." Not only did I disagree, but I was offended. How dare she make that great assumption about my relationship with God? And if I'm being completely … Continue reading becoming perfect.
I think the phrase “Jesus is my Valentine” is a load of crap. No, He isn’t. That is lonely, single, Christian language for “I don’t have a date tonight so I’m stuck eating at Noodles & Co. with my friend." Jesus can’t take me on a date. He can’t buy me flowers (or burritos). As far as I’m concerned, He’s not the best Valentine. There are plenty of people in this world that could buy me flowers...or a freakin' burrito. So why doesn’t that tangible love leave me feeling satisfied? Why am I still lonely?
Right this moment (not yesterday, and maybe not tomorrow) I am thankful. I have been reading COUNTLESS Psalms today and enjoying how David cries out to God constantly. It was comforting to read that even someone who's heart was truly after God can still feel hopeless and lost and abandoned. I have a unique, God-given opportunity to … Continue reading Thankfulness