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  • October 10, 2018

    I remember when I first realized I lived in the “Christian Bubble”—that insular, sterile place where everyone was just like me. I was already in my thirties, and a friend had recommended I read Donald Miller’s Blue Like Jazz; I … Continue reading

    July 9, 2018

    The other day I saw a man wearing a T-shirt that read,  “Atheists for Jesus.” I was intrigued and considered asking him to tell me more. Did it mean he was a former atheist who has come to realize salvation … Continue reading

    August 1, 2016

    I am currently reading Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, an expose of the ongoing atrocities committed by men of the FLDS (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints) toward the women and children under their rule. It is a harrowing look … Continue reading

    April 22, 2016

    This post contains graphic images.     If you or someone you know are locking yourself in the bathroom and making little cuts on your sweet little thighs and arms with a razor, and, like the rest of the rising … Continue reading

    June 29, 2013

      Recently someone greeted me with congratulations on the published book and said, “That’s wonderful! Your whole life seems wonderful.” I assured her I am far from wonderful,  and wondered how many others are under the same delusion. I’ve had such a … Continue reading

    January 1, 2010

    I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions; I make daily ones. I got the idea from an old prophet. In the Old Testament book of Lamentations (chapter three), Jeremiah is having one big pity party. He feels the pain of Israel’s … Continue reading

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