Dear Church (A Book Review)

As part of my effort to educate myself so that I can be a useful ally in the anti-racist conversation, I bought several books. One of those books was a short love letter written by pastor Lenny Duncan to his denomination: the ELCA. I was, simply put, blown away by this book. While this book … Continue reading Dear Church (A Book Review)

There Is No Atheist Agenda

I'm sure I am not the only Christian who has grown up hearing nonChristians, particularly Atheists, otherized. Growing up in Evangelicalism, we were constantly quoting Psalm 14:1 to equate Atheism to foolishness. We were given caricatures of Atheists and told they were truthful representations of who Atheists were. And then we laughed about how someone … Continue reading There Is No Atheist Agenda

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper (A Book Review)

Okay. I just put this book down mere moments ago, and I am fully enveloped by the "book hangover" effect. This book felt personal to me. Having grown up in a cult-like family, myself, where I was taught from birth that we were part of a small faithful remnant. We had all of the answers … Continue reading Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper (A Book Review)

All You Need Is Love


“The knowledge that I had soaked up and parroted back to the choir told them that I was an approved child of God. I had found the key to life buried amongst my books and conference notes that I had diligently scribbled as I sought to expand my understanding of God and the gospel.

I was the picture of a saved and anointed woman.

Until the truth that I began to speak broke from what was permissible for us.”

Does God Really Love Me?

I was asked recently how I think God views me. Does he judge me? Does he love me? Does he accept me? And I broke into tears as I took this question in and really tried to examine it. Intellectually, yes. I believe that I am deeply loved by the God of the universe. I … Continue reading Does God Really Love Me?

Wolves Walk Among Us

When I was a very little girl of about 6, someone in my family began to exhibit the first warning signs of what would later turn into severe mental illness. My family was made up of good evangelicals who trusted our pastor to point us in the right direction. However, this pastor made a very … Continue reading Wolves Walk Among Us

Fierce By Alice Connor

Fierce by Alice Connor was the May read for my facebook group, "Faith, Coffee, and Books". Honestly? I kind of dreaded starting this one. It took me a long time to get back into reading after all of the pandemic and lockdown stuff happened. I'm still working my way through February and March's reads. In my … Continue reading Fierce By Alice Connor

Fierce, Free, And Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker

Okay, I admit it. I am a bit late with my review. I was overjoyed a couple of months ago when I found out that not only would I be a part of Jen Hatmaker's launch team for her latest book, "Fierce, Free, And Full of Fire", but I was also one of a group … Continue reading Fierce, Free, And Full of Fire by Jen Hatmaker