Or why I don’t actively do outreach to Christian Science communities. 31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes … Continue reading Doubt the size of a mustard seed.
WordPress informs me the 10 year anniversary of this blog is upon us. I'm not sure what to do with that information, but some sort of post acknowledging this passage of time feels appropriate. I would like to thank the former-CS communities for their support, as well as the select family and friends outside the … Continue reading A Decade – how is that even possible?
My thoughts on Leaving Christian Science, 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. A few months ago a new book of former-CS stories came out, Lauren Hunter’s Leaving Christian Science, 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. I watched her interview with FFCS, I read her interview with the ExCS site, and I … Continue reading Jesus Christ is in the subtitle
for ice cream... Christian Scientists may abstain from alcohol, but they do not abstain from ice cream. Want to lure teenagers to Wednesday evening testimony meetings? Offer to take them to an ice cream social after. Want to entice your Sunday School class memorizing the Ten Commandments backwards? Offer them ice cream. And then there … Continue reading you scream, I scream, we all scream
The months of 2022 have gone barrelling past at top speed. I've had thoughts I've wanted to write into posts, but I haven't had the bandwidth to follow through. In lieu of another caps-lock comment inspring Mother's Day post, I am re-sharing "Some thoughts on Why I am not a Christian Scientist" by Rev. Evans." … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day: Christian Science is a foe to the home
This post was originally published November 20, 2012 (my how things have changed, and yet, in may ways stayed the same). We have resolved the tree crisis. This year my Inner Perfectionist was/is too burnt out by COVID concerns to care much. I was too exhausted to light candles to celebrate the Solstice, perhaps another … Continue reading The Perfect Christmas (repost)
There is a new Matrix movie coming out this December, and I'm kinda excited about it, so I'm going to re-share an older post from April 2014 because I can. I'll see it after it comes out -- eventually, from the comfort of my living room, and I might even have a few thoughts about … Continue reading reclaiming Reality from Ms. Eddy’s Matrix is an on-going challenge
This post is set to automatically go up on the nine year anniversary of this blog. I'm writing it a month or two in advance, because I'm not sure where I'll be or what I'll be up to when it happens. A month or two in 2021 can feel like a lifetime. When I first … Continue reading Nine Years Later
I don’t remember where I first heard about Sasha Sagan’s book For Small Creatures Such as We, Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely World, but I do remember it sitting in my online cart for months before I finally caved and bought a gently used second hand copy, somehow I ended up with an … Continue reading we celebrate because celebrations are fun
I recently got an email from a company I have used in the past telling me I could “opt out” of Mother’s Day promotional emails. I may have cried. I’ll be honest, I would have preferred the default to have been requesting people to “opt in,” but the flood of relief I felt when I … Continue reading Opting out of Mother’s Day