The Book of Longings (A Book Review)

The Book of Longings by novelist Sue Monk Kidd is a new book that was released only months ago. The book takes a look at the life of Ana, the girl who would grow up to become the wife of Jesus. I initially decided against buying the book for a couple of reasons. First, I … Continue reading The Book of Longings (A Book Review)

Spiritual bypassing and Emotional Maturity

I grew up with a dry emotional well. I didn't want to know more because I didn't know there was more to learn- we didn't discuss feelings. We didn't do vulnerability. If we happened to get so overwhelmed by emotion that tears or a look of fear physically breached our tough veneer, we were promptly … Continue reading Spiritual bypassing and Emotional Maturity

A Prayer For August 2, 2020

1 Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry;    give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.2 From you let my vindication come;    let your eyes see the right. 3 If you try my heart, if you visit me by night,    if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me;    my mouth does not transgress.4 As for what … Continue reading A Prayer For August 2, 2020

A Grown-Up Guide To Dinosaurs (A Book Review)

When Audible released their July selections of original works, this one caught my eye. As a child, growing up in a firmly "Young Earth Creationist" home, my understanding of evolution, including the story of dinosaurs, was warped. Anything I might have learned always came with the disclaimer from my parents, and other well-intentioned YEC adults, … Continue reading A Grown-Up Guide To Dinosaurs (A Book Review)

What I’ve Learned In 35 Years

This past weekend, I celebrated a birthday. It was a milestone birthday. I turned 35. I don't know how I managed to blink my eyes at 25 and find myself at 35. I don't feel like I am 35. And yet, I am. So bizarre how that happens, right?But thinking about hitting this ripe old … Continue reading What I’ve Learned In 35 Years

A Prayer For July 26, 2020

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,    make known his deeds among the peoples.2 Sing to him, sing praises to him;    tell of all his wonderful works.3 Glory in his holy name;    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.4 Seek the Lord and his strength;    seek his presence continually.5 Remember the wonderful works he has done,    his miracles, and the judgments he has … Continue reading A Prayer For July 26, 2020

Everything Happens For A Reason (A Book Review)

July's book pick for the "Faith, Coffee, And Books" was the very short and quick read, "Everything Happens For A Reason" by Kate Bowler. Admittedly, I was prepared for a very different kind of book when I sat down to read this. I thought the book would be centred more on an apologetics angle to … Continue reading Everything Happens For A Reason (A Book Review)

Never The Good Girl (A Poem)

Never The Good Girl by Shari A Smith March 5, 2020 She never was the good girl She never played by the rules Every time they tried to lock her in She always found a way out She wasn’t supposed to wear these clothes The kind that bared her shoulders The kind that bared her … Continue reading Never The Good Girl (A Poem)