What I mean when I say “Self Love”

I think about half of my blog posts started out as a Facebook comment to somebody’s status. Today a good friend of mine posed a really great thought about self love being humanistic and self worship. Then she said some really beautiful words. 'Help me think through this.' So let’s think through this. (Somehow this … Continue reading What I mean when I say “Self Love”

Here’s the thing about being an LGBTQ ally

I’ve been trying to figure out for a while now what it means to be an LGBTQ ally. What it means to be an ally as an English teacher/writer. What it means to be an ally as a Jesus follower. What it means to be an ally as Suzanne. What it means to be an … Continue reading Here’s the thing about being an LGBTQ ally

Here’s the thing about Short Term Missions Mondays

It's time to bring up something I've been wanting to talk about for a while, something in which I've invested thousands of dollars and thousands of hours. Something I just can't seem to get away from, even as a full time missionary (whatever that means). Something I've criticized and praised. Short term missions. For the foreseeable … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Short Term Missions Mondays

Here’s the thing about the law

This morning my pastor called me by name (and tattoos) from the pulpit. Which would've been horrifying if he weren't making an awesome point. Galatians 5:1-6 says: "For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, Paul, say to you that if you accept circumcision, Christ will be of … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the law