Christian author Rachel Held Evans died this morning. Continue reading “Remembering Rachel Held Evans”
Last month, Methodists voted against LGBTQIA+ inclusion. Continue reading “Aftermath of the Methodist vote”
Well…I did a thing.
…I combined them. Continue reading “Top 10 Books I Need to Read in 2019”
Won’t lie, didn’t love 2018. Continue reading “Lauren’s 2018 Retrospective”
I upped my meds this week.
I’m amazed at how much better I feel.
I made it to Saturday Morning yoga for the first time in two months. I wrapped all my Christmas presents. I joined friends for karaoke, even though it was past my bedtime.
Additionally, a whole host of dark thoughts about singleness disappeared. I no longer spend nights crying in my bath tub.
One extra pill was enough to banish weeks’ worth of depression and despair regarding my relationship status.
Now, instead of clogging my brain at every moment, the thoughts sit waiting for an opportunity.
I don’t have to reach very far to find them. Continue reading “Alone at Christmas”
I’m a sucker for religious humor. Continue reading “Disciples Book Tag”
Over plates of mediocre spaghetti, I hear a familiar discussion start. A fellow Christian (usually male, shaking his head sadly) puts his fork down and bellows, “The body of Christ is so FRACTURED!”
The rest of the table pauses. I munch on a corner of garlic bread.
“How can we have UNITY in the church,” the man continues, “if we’re all SEPARATE!?”
Missing the rhetorical nature of the question, the rest of the table jumps in. Continue reading “Solving Spiritual Debates”