“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 […]

How I’ve Changed Since Writing ‘Happily Never After’

After going through the process myself, I think that everyone should write a book at some point in their lives. I would say writing ‘Happily Never After’ was potentially one of the most life changing things I have ever done. First of all, I had to learn how to depend on other people. It does […]

John the Baptist & Social Tactfulness

Have you ever noticed that whenever you are in a crisis, or you are the guardian of some kind of juicy gossip, women want to be your best friend? They fly to your rescue, shower you with love and affection and questions. Sometimes, this is really nice of them. Like, when you go through a […]

Why I am Forced to Be a Believer

The most recent book on my reading list was C.S. Lewis’ ‘Mere Christianity’. At a time in our nation’s history when it seemed impossible to believe in a god, C.S. Lewis began broadcasting to World War II soldiers why a god must exist. He focuses on dispelling some misconceptions of Christianity, and some potentially refutable […]

The End of My Very Own Existential Crisis

A few months ago, as I stood in front of my senior class, teaching existentialism and ‘No Exit’, I realized I was in my very own existential crisis (You can read the post HERE). And, as I am sure you are all very anxiously awaiting, I can now say my existential crisis has come to […]

To Ryan–

Tomorrow at 11:30 AM, you will embark upon perhaps the most courageous journey any of us will ever experience. In church, we spend a lot of time discussing “God’s plan for us” and “how God works through us” and “how God intends to use us”, and as I sat there today, I thought about you, and […]