Real Life

Alone at Christmas

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… Continue reading Alone at Christmas

Books

Disciples Book Tag

I'm a sucker for religious humor. Would you believe I couldn't name all 12 disciples? The Rob Evans "Donut Man" song "We're Following Jesus" only covers 9 of the 12. To make this tag, I looked up a definitive list of the 12. Only there isn't one. Scholars disagree about who James really was. They… Continue reading Disciples Book Tag

Books

Harry Potter Book Tag

I've been avoiding the Harry Potter series for almost four years. A number of things happened in my own life and in J. K. Rowling's career that turned me off certain characters and plotlines. It's been so long that I'm afraid to go back. (I'd order a cease-and-desist on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them films if… Continue reading Harry Potter Book Tag

Real Life

Solving Spiritual Debates

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… Continue reading Solving Spiritual Debates