My oldest is turning 13. My second born hits double digits in two weeks. My third child started kindergarten this year. And for the first time ever since becoming a mother, my baby turned four with no younger sibling on the way or having just arrived. We have entered into a new season. May marks … Continue reading Is there any way to know in the beginning that each season will be hard and good and missed?
First, a few things I feel compelled to include before I continue- 1. I feel zero resentment towards people who are religious. Zero. My qualms are with the system only. I think that is an important distinction and if I ever stray from that I hope you will let me know. 2. I don't want … Continue reading Church.com: Jesus and Doctrine According to Google
We were a few days into a week of Bible camp. I had helped lead a Bible class that morning. I was in high school. Outspoken. Zealous. Genuine. I had attended this camp for years, it was the same camp my parents attended when they were teenagers. Camp was my second home, the staff and campers … Continue reading I had one chance to show her Love. And I spent it debating theology.
Four months ago I found myself on the verge of a mental breakdown. It was the most intense experience I've ever gone through, natural childbirth included. It came on suddenly and unexpectedly. Hindsight has shown me the signs that led up to it but I didn't see them at the time. I am prone to … Continue reading Mental Health, School Shootings and The Upside Down
We went to church again this morning. Last week was our first time to attend, just the six of us, in several years. Week two proved less anxiety ridden than week one, thank goodness. Church is a reminder of where I have been, who I have been, that which I have lost. But it is … Continue reading When Religion Trumps Relationship