I discovered that in Jesus I don’t have to please everyone, navigating my relationships with perfectionism in order to belong. I discovered in Jesus that I don’t have to layer on pretentious identities in order to have an identity.
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Ask me not what I have, but what I am. — (Heinrich Heine) Our world revolves around consumption. The average person, according to the marketing firm Yankelovich, sees as many as 5,000 ads a day. They’re messages about the things we should like, about the products that will make us […]
For all you singles out there, if you think marriage will solve your problems, and that you’ll finally be complete once you tie the knot, I’m here to say this: think again. I have been married 14 years. And here is my story. I was a miserable single person, and […]
I’ve long admired the mythical legend of the phoenix: a firebird bursting in flames of ethereal light, able to rise above even its own ashes. The depiction of the phoenix ranges across cultures, but its symbolism remains virtually the same: one of immortality, resurrection, and rebirth. My grandmother had a […]
I experienced a spiritual crisis of faith by the time I was 10. When I was five-years-old, I had accepted the gospel whole-heartedly. But five years later, I wondered how I could have so easily believed it. I was living in a little evangelical bubble: not only did […]
I have always had terrible posture. Growing up, my friends joked (always lightheartedly) about the way I stood or sat or walked. I never cared about the consequences of having bad posture. My spine was still developing; besides, I liked standing, sitting and walking the way I did. After all, […]