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
I'm going to jump right in and admit I need to examine my old, learned, and hidden biases. It is my responsibility to check myself for my stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination. I need to listen when I am called out for them. I need to learn more than what I was taught in school. I … Continue reading I have work to do
So it is now 2019 and everyone is resolving to do better at whatever it is they're trying to do better at, myself included. This post contains affiliate links. Maybe you'll find some of this useful. So things I am trying to do better at: 1: My Health & Food After talking with my doctor … Continue reading my Big 3 Things to work on in 2019
You can't run on gratitude alone. I knew this already, but I'm learning it again. All the heartfelt thanks in the world are not going to make up for the lost sleep, poor food choices, and exhaustion. It feels good to receive heartfelt thanks. Then it gets awkward, watching a tear of gratitude trickle down … Continue reading You can’t run on gratitude alone.
Another week, another meal train. More meals made for a family that is not my own. Another night of pasta and whatever vegetables we happen to have in the fridge for dinner so someone else can have a freshly made pot roast and veggies or baked ziti and a salad. Brownies for dessert, something chocolate … Continue reading I’ve “done enough” and I’m going to do more
For part one: Saint Kat of the Sparkling Water Mormon Missionaries often inspire unintended lines of thinking (I'm pretty sure they never intended to push me to secular humanism) and this time was no exception. Something about the afternoon's encounter bugged me, and it took some time to sort out why. Then I found it: They noticed that … Continue reading Return of the Mormons Part 2: Religion, Guilt & Motherhood
Some highlights from and thoughts on "Why I Am Not A Christian Scientist" By Rev. William Evans, D. D. Director Bible Course, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Full text available from Archive.org, full link below. I appreciate that Rev. Evans opens with the well-acknowledged (at least in former-CS circles) fact that The Christian Scientist … Continue reading Some thoughts on “Why I Am Not A Christian Scientist” by Rev. Evans
Some light reading for your weekend.
In the debris of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Atlanta Banana published a satirical news report: Little Caesar’s Pizza had been granted the religious freedom to feed Christian employees to lions.
Never mind that the trope of Christians getting fed to lions may have been made up by early Christians themselves; the Little Caesar story was almost inevitable. Faced with a barrage of conscience claims, frustrated secularists are wondering whether there’s any limit to the privileges some people will claim in the name of “religious freedom” or any limit to the exemptions and entitlements they will be granted by co-religionists in positions of power.
Turning frustration into humor is a time honored tradition, but serious Bible believers are unlikely to find the Little Caesar’s story funny. The notion of martyrdom as the apogee of faith is as old as the Catholic Church. To quote Christian History for Everyman…
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Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain via VQR 17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex via Policy Mic Things you can do for someone in an abusive relationship via Defeating the Dragons Dear Entitled Straight White Dudes via Make me a Sammich ** links in full below the cut ** http://www.vqronline.org/essays-articles/2014/04/grand-unified-theory-female-pain … Continue reading What I’ve been reading: women, pain & entitled straight white dudes