Some things are so complicated we feel like we would rather turn on our heels and run in the opposite direction than even attempt to dive in and digest them. Some issues have decades, in fact centuries, of wrong-doing and wrong-thinking attached to them, and so it seems … [Read more...] about Striving Toward Harmony
This is one of those topics on which I can pretty much guarantee 90% of people are going to disagree with me. If I didn't wholeheartedly believe my thoughts were 100% backed by scripture, I'd shut up and go to bed. I need more sleep anyway. But I do believe scripture states … [Read more...] about Harmony or Division?
(This is a continuation of my last post, which you can find here.) It's been over a year since we left. Over a year that we have had to think and pray about where we were and where we are now. A year in which we began to forgive and forgave completely. A year in which we have … [Read more...] about When Church Hurts – Part II
In the past few years, I've seen many articles written about people who have been abused by those in the church. Spiritual abuse or manipulation. Sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior. Given that much of this abuse is from pastors, it could be said the church itself has abused … [Read more...] about When Church Hurts
We were at Starbucks once again because going to Starbucks is always a win-win for Little Mister and the rest of us, and after not sitting in church once again, I was ready for a win. And I didn't just not sit in church; that hasn't happened for at least one of us in the … [Read more...] about It Might Not be the Most Wonderful Time of the Year