Real or Not Real | Dear Addie #6

May 25, 2016
/   Ask Addie

Dear Addie, I’m a 22-year-old recent college grad, and within the last year and a half I have spiraled into an anxiety-ridden battle with the evangelical church and my faith. When I was in...

In Vain

May 23, 2016
/   Journal

I’m lying in the ditch, bleeding. My son has died. I can’t move, can’t climb. I will never be the same. I will never be the same.   I hear you above me on...

Downward Facing God

May 20, 2016
/   Journal

At the beginning of every yoga class, I close my eyes for the first time. Most often, the day has been busy and this is the first time I haven’t been in motion since...

Risking Agnosticism

May 19, 2016
/   Journal

For most of my life, I begged God to take away my doubts about Christianity. The more I begged, the more I experienced silence, abandonment, and finally, nothingness. I felt the nonexistence of God....

Outgrowing the Old Stories

May 18, 2016
/   Journal

In my early twenties, I took part in the first of many young women’s Bible studies. It was an in-depth study of David, and it was transformational. For one thing, I found an author...

Dear Pastor, What Is Authenticity?

May 16, 2016
/   Journal

 A Letter from an Inquiring Introvert.   Dear Pastor,   I suppose I should have set up an appointment to talk to you after church or talk with you on the phone. I have...

Hindsight

May 13, 2016
/   Journal

I’ve been reading a book, Molly Fox’s Birthday. It’s about two women who are friends and who swap houses for a few days. One woman is an actor, the other a playwright. They have...