Lysa Terkeurst, “Uninvited”& Rejection

My Bible study just finished Lysa Terkeurst’s latest study, “Uninvited”, and overall, we thought it was a timely and relevant topic–as we learned, we can label way more of our experiences in life as rejections than we originally thought. I enjoyed the video sessions with Lysa–my favorite part is that she filmed it in the […]

Capitalism & Christ

The more I think about it, the more I realize how opposite these two terms really are. Between my Bible study and church, we’ve been spending a lot of time talking about tithing and giving: “we should store extra so that we can give to those in need”, “we should be humble in our spendings […]

1 Corinthians 13:5

5″  [Love] does not dishonor others…” In church a few weeks ago, we focused on 1 Corinthians 13 (perhaps one of the most widely read verses), and were given the task of implementing one of the commandments each week. As I sat in church that Sunday, I contemplated which task I wanted to undertake. I’ve […]

To My Future Husband, This I Vow To Thee Today–

I believe singledom-hood is a very important and unique time in one’s life that should not be taken lightly, because it is when we are able to experiment the most with identity formation, without too many harsh consequences. It’s kind of like being in teaching school–because teaching requires so many in the moment judgements and […]

Grappling with the Old Testament & the Reality of Story Telling

The thing about story telling is, stories must always be told in the past tense (well, unless you are writing sci-fi, but those aren’t the kind of narratives we are referencing here). And, when we tell those stories in the past tense, because we are removed from the experience itself, we are able to see […]

Along the Road Towards Love

I love hearing stories of how people met their significant others, and despite the fact that every story is very different and very unique to the couple, every story carries the same two threads: when you know, you know, and that timing, while we cannot always predict it, is always perfect. I’ve heard stories about […]

“Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl”

This week saw the end of my Bible study’s trek through Lysa Terkeurst’s “Becoming More Than Just a Good Bible Study Girl”, and of course, I felt I needed to dedicate an obligatory blog post to my critiques of the study (in case anyone was interested in picking it up themselves). My initial response: It’s […]

How Religion Screws Us Up

Sometimes I think there is NO WORSE venue for emotional scarring than religion. I don’t think God sets religion up to be emotional scarring; I think we do it to ourselves. There are many ways in which I believe religion screws us up: We feel we must always be ministering to others: Religion teaches us […]

The Players & Pawns of My Very Own Existential Crisis

During my existential crisis, I did a lot of soul searching that was done in the form of traveling, experiencing new things, interviewing all kinds of people, and devoting a good deal amount of time to contemplation and self-reflection. I had to re-situate myself in the world in terms of my faith and religion, my […]

‘Are You There Britany? It’s Me, God’

We have all had those experiences where we block out ten minutes of our day to sit down and pray and…we hear nothing but imaginary crickets chirpping in the cob webs of our brain. It appears at though God must be too busy, answering someone else’s prayers. How do we know that God is talking […]