I'm excited to share this with everyone. As part of my work with the Ex-Christian Scientist group, I am collaborating with the The Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists to host a zoom workshop about how and why CS continues to influence our lives! Why does CS continue to influence your life even years after leaving? … Continue reading Get Wise FFCS/ExCS Webinar
Mommy, what is that line on your chin? A scar.How did you get it?I fell off a scooter. Then what happened?I got up, walked about fifty yards back to the house and Grandma sat me on the kitchen counter and cleaned me up a bit. I had a huge band aid on my chin for … Continue reading normalization
I have recently been laid up with an injury that has given me time to reflect on a previous, similar injury, and compare and contrast how they both were handled. Many years ago, back in high school, I sprained my ankle, at least, I think I sprained my ankle, it swelled to the size of … Continue reading a tale of two sprains
A series of unfortunate events at the turn of the new year led me to take up strength training two mornings a week with a personal trainer. It has been a surreal experience, I'm shocked how much I'm enjoying it, and I'm becoming incredibly aware of my body in aways I wasn't before. I'm aware … Continue reading Passive Awareness of the Body
I recently received an email from a CS-affiliated group that was holding a local gathering/discussion forum for Christian Scientists. It read, in part: These discussions will be exploring questions like: What are ways that your Christian Science community has supported you? What are some things you would like to see in your CS communities? What … Continue reading Why do young adults disengage with CS communities? HOW IS THIS EVEN A QUESTION!?
When I clicked on When A Mother Decides To Stop Cancer Treatment And Face Death I was not prepared for the onslaught of feels I was overcome with. It was another vaguely interesting article on my Facebook feed, and then a few paragraphs in I was hit with all the feels. "We’ve always been straightforward and honest," Lum said … Continue reading Straightforward & Honest
A few quick links Principia is in the news again, for all the wrong reasons A member of the ExCS Facebook community was interviewed for a podcast (#277 Religious Abuse) (more about the FB community and the related FB page) Really fabulous take on the Myth of Safe Spaces... Divine Love is everywhere. How can you escape omnipresence?
This is another one of the books that has been sitting on my desk for longer than it should have. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org A few times a year our Sunday School teacher would sit us down and have us open our Bibles to Genesis and we would read … Continue reading In the Beginning
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
In the last month or two I've started being more open with some of post-Christian Science friends about my Christian Science upbringing. Often, the people I've shared with have been people who never knew me while I was still "in Science" -- or people who were not quite aware of my background and upbringing. Everyone has … Continue reading Five Questions