on greed and possessions

  According to WordPress, I created this blog 5 years ago today. Neat. This post is more religious than some of my other ones, so if that's not your thing, that's cool. But promised myself to always just to be as authentic and honest in my writing and this is what I've been thinking about:… Continue reading on greed and possessions

getting there pt 2

Enough time has passed that anyone who had read part one of this had probably forgotten I wrote a part one to begin with. You can catch up here if you don’t mind typos I’m still too lazy to go back and change (honestly, if you do mind typos, this site is not the one… Continue reading getting there pt 2

getting there pt 1

I think I'm writing this for two groups of people. The first group is only compromised of myself. I think I need to be reminded of how I've changed, how far I've come. The other group is those people I'll never get a chance to sit down and share life stories with, either because we'll… Continue reading getting there pt 1

two paragraphs of me saying what i REALLY wanted to say in the middle of a bunch of paragraphs of me talking AROUND what i really wanted to say

When I think or I type these types of things I usually sandwich them between "I know this isn't true, but..." and all the examples or points that contradict what I'm feeling. But I'm not going to do that today. It's incredibly hard not to, but for some reason it seems important this time. I… Continue reading two paragraphs of me saying what i REALLY wanted to say in the middle of a bunch of paragraphs of me talking AROUND what i really wanted to say

What love is and isn’t. Always.

"Love is patient, love is kind. ...It is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, not easily angered,.." Love is these things even when that person is part of a different political party than you, even when this person is a different race. Even when that person is a different religion--including… Continue reading What love is and isn’t. Always.

back to the path

Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself and that's not always going to be 100% comfortable, safe, easy, or risk-free. Actually, it rarely will be. Maybe that's why He said to count the cost before you decide to follow Him. *** Sometimes I get kind of tired and bored in my faith, to be… Continue reading back to the path

love & fear

I'm surprised by the fear I'm finding I have when it comes to relationships. Not surprised that I have fear (I take medicine for anxiety, okay; fear isn't new to me), but surprised at what that fear has turned out to be. It's not the fear I was trained into having from the time I was… Continue reading love & fear

I don’t hate going to church because of hypocrites. I hate going to church because I’m not allowed to think critically. About anything.

If you want to know the truth, after I met Jesus at 16, I hated going to church even more than I had before then. I hear a lot about people not wanting to go to church because they were hurt by people in the church, because the congregants or leaders were hypocritical, etc. That… Continue reading I don’t hate going to church because of hypocrites. I hate going to church because I’m not allowed to think critically. About anything.

Dear Christians who have their panties in a wad about the Duck Dynasty controversy…

Dear Christians who have their panties in a wad about the Duck Dynasty controversy: Feel free to take offense and comfort yourself in the fact that I too am a horrible person that does very little to change the world around me, but... SHUT UP. Listen, if your interpretation of scripture leads you to believe… Continue reading Dear Christians who have their panties in a wad about the Duck Dynasty controversy…

one day i looked down and there were holes in my pocket of belief

The Spirit said to write down my questions and these come out: How do I know the Bible is reliable? What about the Gospels? How is it fair that people get sent to Hell for being cursed by something Adam and Eve did? Am I going to be isolated from everyone and everything not Christian… Continue reading one day i looked down and there were holes in my pocket of belief