The Patterns of Spiritual Abuse

I recently watched the newly released documentary on Discovery+, “Hillsong: A Megachurch Exposed,” and also binge listened to several hours of “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill” podcast. Both of these hit soooo close to home. It was as if they read my journals about the things I experienced for 8 years, and there... Continue Reading →

“Friends” & “Followers”: Balance in the Exposure 

Were we humans created to be exposed to so much? For centuries, we could only really stay in constant communication with approximately 50-150 people, depending on our roles in society. We had our household members, classmates, coworkers, the people in our places of worship, extended family members, and neighbors. If someone moved away, we bid... Continue Reading →

Hidden No More

Each year for the last 8 years, I’ve prayed about and had a word or phrase for the upcoming year. It’s usually not until the end of that next year, that the word(s) make sense. So, when I felt like the phrase for 2020 was “hidden no more,” I was excited and nervous, not knowing... Continue Reading →

Hope

As written for the Life in Practice Blog. When we think about hope, it can feel like this intangible figment of our imagination that is sometimes hard to grasp. Where does hope come from, and what’s the point of hoping when things look so bleak and unchanging? The dictionary defines hope as “a feeling of... Continue Reading →

Covid Observations

Many of you don’t know this, but I have now known 10 people who have or had covid, including 7 people close to me that got it 2 weeks ago. I have seen and learned a lot these past few weeks, and wanted to share some things. Almost 160,000 people in the United States alone... Continue Reading →

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