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Today is my birthday. My twenties are coming to a close. I have much to be grateful for. Below are twenty-nine things I am grateful for today. My parents; they are incredible people. My little house. Bungalow of Trust. Tears. Laughter. My son’s smile. My husband’s patience. St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. My sister. Friendships that

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Desert Days: Part One

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Runaway Protestant

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Runaway ProtestantPain. Greeters and coffee. Smiles. Pain. Handshakes and names. Pain. Sermon and communion. Pain. Get in the car and drive home. Relief. I’m not doing this anymore. This is crazy. I think this same thought over and over. But I’m a Christian, and Christians

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Sheer Vulnerability

A God who isn’t vulnerable? No thanks. A God who doesn’t know what it is like to suffer? Absolutely not. A God who never knew what it was like to feel alone and abandoned? I wouldn’t put my faith in a God like that. Over the weekend, I found myself seeking out the wisdom of

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