Cult leaders, and manipulative pastors, have a way of making up excuses for their behavior. If Christians aren’t careful, they’ll find themselves (and we’ll find our friends) making up excuses for their behavior, too. You’ve heard it before. Church members… Continue Reading
I’ve been told I’m “hurt and offended” so many times since I started this blog. I can’t even explain to you how “over” those words I am. First of all, there’s nothing wrong with being hurt. Remember the first time… Continue Reading
I took this weird, winding road to where I am now.
I’m thirty years old.
I don’t have children. Continue Reading
My Religious Studies professor used to always say that we Americans were obsessed with celebrities. He called it the “Cult of Celebrity.” It’s true. We follow celebrities on Twitter, Facebook, and on television. We even have a network that makes… Continue Reading
I’ve been reading and writing a lot in the absence of my laptop (it died during the week of finals), which is really a good thing for a writer because I’m without the Internet as a distraction-except on my smartphone.… Continue Reading
If you’re feeling down, you need to have friends you can turn to for support but YOU are the only one who can change your circumstances. As much as I may love you, I can’t physically do anything about your… Continue Reading
“It’s always darkest before the dawn.” Florence and the Machine Sometimes life doesn’t work out well even when you plan and work towards your goals. This past month has been pretty dark, despite my best efforts. It’s times like these… Continue Reading
You’ve probably heard the term slander before. You may have even heard that I’m “slandering pastors.” Incorrect. The correct term would be “libel.” Libel is written word against someone else, IF it is untrue. Why am I… Continue Reading
I’ve made it clear that I don’t have a husband. Okay, we get it, Lisa. You don’t have to have a husband to have a kid, these days. It’s not 1950. There’s adoption, foster care, and…sperm donors. You pay like… Continue Reading