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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

    January 28, 2017

    It seems everyone on social media these days is using Jesus’ parables to defend their particular brand of politics. If well-aimed, convenient scriptures can pierce through a relationship and render it permanently damaged. Thank you, Jesus, for helping us kill … Continue reading

    April 21, 2015

    Shortly after Dave and I started dating, he took me to the beach and brought out a spiral-bound notebook filled with fifty questions I needed to answer before he’d proceed with the relationship. Yes, fifty.  I don’t remember a single … Continue reading

    April 10, 2015

    See that gorgeous floral centerpiece on the platform of my church? My friend made it. My friend who attends gay pride parades and keeps peace vigils, who paints pictures of bare-breasted women and lights a yule log during the holidays. … Continue reading

    March 20, 2015

    I got a speeding ticket a few years ago, and had no money to pay for it. So I asked the judge for jail time instead. Besides, I wanted to see what prison life was like–from the inside. I figured two or three … Continue reading

    February 13, 2015

    Here is my married couples’ guide to having the sizzling hottest Valentine’s weekend ever:   FOR WIVES 1. Raise your expectations roof-high. Expect roses, lots of them. Because nothing says “I love you” like adding $94.00 to your already maxed … Continue reading

    February 9, 2015

    I called my dad this morning to recommend a great movie I watched last night, The Music Never Stopped (currently on Netflix). That’s one of the many things my dad and I have in common–movies. We didn’t have TV growing up, but family … Continue reading

    November 20, 2014

    I recently heard someone say that people-pleasing is not actually about pleasing people; it’s about pleasing yourself by doing or saying things that will get you the kind of response you need from people to make you feel okay. I … Continue reading

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