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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...

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Is God Misogynistic?

A 16-yr-old created this art project for high school. It had to be made out of a book and relevant to the book. She chose the Bible, and made this piece as a commentary on how it has been used to persecute women. As a survivor of a fundamentalist cult and now an...

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Freedom Day 2020

Freedom Day 2020 Five years ago today, I began my journey out of a cult. I walked into a counselors office for the first time in my life and asked for help. I didn’t fully understand what kind of trauma I had endured; after all, it was my “normal.” I began the...

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The God Who Rescues

"He will rescue the poor when they cry to Him; He will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the week and the needy, and He will rescue them. He will redeem them from oppression and violence, for their lives are precious to him." —Psalm...

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The Body Holds Trauma

The body holds trauma. This past week I’ve dealt with an unexpected flare up of my chronic illness. I’ve also dealt with a frightening stream of relentless nightmares and last night a rare panic attack appeared out of no where. After the panic attack told my husband I...

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When Suffering Feels Too Great

The last few months have been some of the most trying times I think this country has endured in decades. Unspeakable pain and heartache has flooded into countless lives and hardly anyone has escaped the devastation. As I read my Bible this morning this passage stuck...

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The Wedding That Wasn’t

April 8th, 2020 I awake to a warm breeze coming from our bedroom deck door brushing against my cheek. It’s a beautiful morning. A momma duck is keeping her baby eggs warm just a few feet away from our deck, the trees are bright purple with tiny flowering buds, and the...

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End of Year Wrap Up — The Year Of Gratitude

The Year of Gratitude New Years Eve 2009 I was approaching deaths door step due to a Crohn’s flare and was being prepped for emergency surgery. Tonight I am toasting in the New Year with the love of my life. ? When I choose “Gratitude” for my word of 2019 it was...

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Where Hope Is Found

Where Hope Is Found

My heart is full of mixed emotions tonight. Tomorrow starts the super bowl of the Christians’ holidays. It’s so interesting to compare where you are today as opposed to one year before. Last Easter was the most significant and joyous Easter of my life. I had been...

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