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)

Transgender 101 (A Book Review)

I bought "Transgender 101" by Nicholas Teich in June during Pride month. Some conversations I'd been having lately have opened my eyes to my lack of education on the topic, though I am 100% affirming. I needed to learn more in order to become a better ally. So I started googling for resources to learn. … Continue reading Transgender 101 (A Book Review)

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

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (A Book Review)

I chose this book when it came out as a "Book of the Month" option. The concept intrigued me. I was a huge fan of the author's debut novel, One Day in December, so I bought it and expected good things. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver follows, as one might expect, … Continue reading The Two Lives of Lydia Bird (A Book Review)