1 If the Lord had not been on our side— let Israel say—2 if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us,3 they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us;4 the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us,5 the raging waters would have swept us away. 6 Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be torn by their … Continue reading A Prayer for August 23, 2020
One massive issue that so many of us who have deconstructed struggle with is the question, "what is allowed for me?"Many of us have spent a lifetime being told what the lines were for us. We were allowed to believe this, not that. We were allowed to do this, not that. Boundaries were tightly enforced … Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?
A short story about Pastor Jim Crandell who followed his convictions in leading his church through the pandemic. Does he trust medical experts & government leaders? Or does he trust God?
A prayer for August 9, based on today's reading from the lectionary: Romans 10:5-15
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)
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
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
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)