It has been snowing for days where I live with no end in sight. The suffocatingly beautiful kind of snow, and I'm gifted with a fresh blanket of purity every morning. Aesthetically, the world outside is breath-takingly gorgeous. Spiritually, the world outside is becoming smaller and the tiny life I live has become more clear. … Continue reading Snow: What it Can Teach Us About Being Human and Helping Our Tribes
“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland) The world has gone mad it seems. Everyday it is increasingly becoming more difficult to make sense of this new normal or this new America. It appears that we've followed the white rabbit into a hole that has lead … Continue reading America in Trumpland: Top 6 lies in this Rabbit Hole
"Wild horses couldn't drag me away Wild, wild horses we'll ride them some day." -The Rolling Stones I've always been in love with horses. The thought of riding a horse into the wild excites my spirit with feelings of freedom and escape of all that I want to run from. There has always been so … Continue reading Wild Horses: The Last was First to Ride, Here Is What We Found.
My whole life I was made to believe I was sick when I wasn't 'Til I grew up, now I blew up, it makes you sick to ya stomach Doesn't it? Eminem Last night during the Hip Hop Awards, Eminem gave an explosive freestyle rap, blasting Trump, and drawing a line in the sand to … Continue reading The Line in the Sand: I Side with Eminem and So Would Jesus
Like many of you, my heart is boiling with fire raging blood in response to the tragic events in Las Vegas. The very last thing any of us needed right now was to mourn another senseless, possibly preventable, mass shooting, the worst America has seen. We are still mourning the refugee ban 10 months ago, … Continue reading Leaving Las Vegas: Returning with Hope and Promise of a Better World
Dear Christian conservative, I do not know how to co-exist with you anymore and that breaks my heart. It's all I've ever really wanted, an authentic relationship that thrives with love, grace, laughter, and compassion. Instead the divide has deepened and the separation has grown. I wish I could change things as there has … Continue reading Dear Christian Conservative: An Open Letter from an Ex-evangelical
One of the most beautiful concepts I learned as a child growing up in church was about this place called Heaven. I learned I could go there someday and live there for eternity. I was given very specific ideals and images of this paradise, and it resonated with me, deep in my heart. This place … Continue reading Heaven: Would the Religious Right Even Want to Go There?