Christianity, Sexuality

Transgenderism and Church Membership

On Sunday, my home church is voting to update its constitution, and if it is approved, I will no longer be a member of the church. Here are the proposed changes to the section about gender and sexuality in full: We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female.  These… Continue reading Transgenderism and Church Membership

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Books, Recommendation

What I Read | SEPTEMBER 2017

  Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman and Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman I loved the documentaries by the same name, so it was fun to read about Ewan and Charley's motorcycle travel adventures from their perspective.  Although it covers the same ground as the films, there were… Continue reading What I Read | SEPTEMBER 2017

Christianity, Pop Culture, Recommendation

The Young Pope is Both Sillier and Deeper Than You Heard

How did a television show that featured a pope dressing in medieval garb while "I'm Sexy and I Know It" played in the background end with me sobbing at the beauty and hope of it all? This series combined giddy camp (the fictional Pope Pius XIII infamously looses a kangaroo in the Vatican gardens and… Continue reading The Young Pope is Both Sillier and Deeper Than You Heard

Christianity

We Live in a Beautiful World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdzHOamTxBk&list=FLS8lXWXskaJ6tAYw0t6v9gA&index=1 I have been watching this video several times a week for the last month.  It is a fanvid about Black Sails that presents many of the show's most tragic scenes building in emotional intensity as a woman sings "we live in a beautiful world" louder and louder over the chaos.  I have a tendency… Continue reading We Live in a Beautiful World

Christianity, Personal

Where Is Your Heart? QUIZ

I was recently sent this prompt originated by A. W. Tozer that is meant to reveal what our heart invests in.  I'm a sucker for surveys and self-discovery, so here goes! Rules for Self Discovery: 1. What you want most I most want to live a stress-free life.  It's exhausting to be anxious all the… Continue reading Where Is Your Heart? QUIZ

Personal

Why Do So Many Enneagram Fours Want to Be Nines?

I still get comments on the blog post in which I discovered that I was not an Enneagram Nine, but a Four, and went through an emotional meltdown of sorts (I've since come to terms with being a Four, and now I love it...mostly).  There are apparently many people out there who misidentified themselves as… Continue reading Why Do So Many Enneagram Fours Want to Be Nines?

Pop Culture, Recommendation

Ranking Toby Stephens’ Work

When I was a teenager and checking out every Josh Hartnett movie from Blockbuster, I thought my obsessive celebrity love would be something I would outgrow.  Yet here I am over a decade later, watching as many things with Toby Stephens in them as possible.  For (probably only my own) your enjoyment, a ranking of… Continue reading Ranking Toby Stephens’ Work