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The Process of Spiritual Awareness

Normally when we think of this process, we assume that people become closer to their acknowledgement of God. Not in this case. Recently, I read a blog on Thought Catalog by Jerry Dewitt and his transition from minister to atheist in five easy steps. Well, not easy but the spiritual process is never really easy or … Continue reading

No More DOMA & Rev. David Weekley

No More DOMA & Rev. David Weekley

Rev. David Weekley InterviewLast week, the Supreme Court ruled on some extremely important issues and the only ruling I thought made logical sense was the end of a key provision in DOMA: married same sex couples can now receive benefits. I provided the link in case you have been living under a rock. Their families … Continue reading

Prayers with Boston

I had a completely different thing to write about this morning, but I am very solemn. No one should be terrified to attend a race or a parade, but now we are in high alert. I pray that we find peace and calm in the future. No more mass shootings. Enough is enough.

Silence of Religious Leaders

Silence of Religious Leaders

Events are happening around the country. Riots in Brooklyn, Steubenville rape trial, sexual abuse and assualt trials in the military, 6 month old shot in Chicago, and many other events that aren’t even reported nationally. In each of these events, there has been an expectation that people in the religious community and celebrities should step … Continue reading

Viva il Papacy!!

Viva il Papacy!!

So yesterday we saw white smoke and we waited with bated breath to see who the new Pope would be…Pope Francis. I am not Catholic so it actually has very little impact on my personal life and if you’ve read my previous posts, you know I’m not a fan of the Catholic church’s policies and … Continue reading

God, My Savior Part 3

God, My Savior Part 3

Okay, so I’ve given you all some background, objectively, concerning salvation. It is an important doctrine in many religions. Now I would like to talk about some things that I find people struggle with under the doctrine of salvation: autonomy and accountability. As mentioned before, Christian salvation is different from most religions. While those religions … Continue reading

Naked

Naked

*sorry for the small break in my writing but it’s like that sometimes. Tomorrow I will continue with God, My Savior. For today, enjoy this* I am naked. I am standing before you as I am and I am scared. I don’t know how I got here. I am exposed for all to see and … Continue reading

Who Runs the World!!

Who Runs the World!!

Hey family! It is Women’s History in case you didn’t know and if you’re not a woman…you probably didn’t know. I have some favorite women in history who have done some amazing things and/or are survivors. They are the unsung heroes of this “gender war” so I wanted to salute them. Some stories will make … Continue reading

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

*This is not a nationalism post, but I love and appreciate my culture. This is not an affront to whiteness. However, if we cannot engage safely in these conversations without hurt and shame then don’t comment. I’m not here for that.* Before my senior year of high school, we were required to read a book … Continue reading

Out of Our Mouths to Babes

Out of Our Mouths to Babes

I thought I was going to go easy for the rest of the week, but I can’t let this one go. I am a teacher and I was leading a group of students in a reading discussion. It went something like this… Terrence*: True friendship means love Reading group: *giggles* Ewwww, loooovvve Me: That makes … Continue reading