Why Am I Still a Christian?

A commenter told me yesterday, “It’s amazing you still have faith.” 
My answer to her? “Jesus. It’s allllllll Jesus.”
In the recent years that I have been studying the dangers of Legalistic Christianity, I have seen the many, many heartbreaking consequences. 
Most common is the abuse of power. The sect of Patriarchal Christianity is a favorite among abusers, for it ultimately gives them...
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One Year Ago Today,,,

Wow. What a memory. This plane ride marked the beginning of the most challenging and beautiful week of my life. I wasn’t allowed to publicly reveal my true reason for going to Chicago until several...
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The #52in2021 Challenge

As I've been pondering my goals and plans for 2021, I've realized one of my biggest desires this year is to read more books. And I mean a LOT more books. Fifty-two, to be precise. Yep, I'm creating a little challenge for myself this year and I'm calling it...
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2021: The Year of Nourishment

For the past few years I’ve picked a word for the year. It’s a way of laying out a focus for the entire year — something I can reflect on each day as I do life. 
I always pray about it and God always brings the word to my mind. This week He brought me my word: NOURISHMENT...
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A New Name!

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
I have found the famous quote by William Shakespeare to not always be quite accurate. 
A name can hold so much power. It can fill you with pride of your heritage or drag you down with the weight of the memories of it.
For years now I have dreamed...
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