Why People Quit the Church

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback and read a lot of heartbreaking stories the last few days from ex-church members…ex “christians” (notice that I use the quotations marks when I say Christians). I use those for a distinct reason. Because, like me, many of the people commenting here and emailing me with their stories of brokenness and their stories of hurt,… Read More

Jesus > Religion

First, let me say that I am completely and totally humbled by the amount of reads, shares and comments that I received on my post about not being a “Christian” anymore…based on the churches idea of Christianity. Seriously you guys. I am so beyond grateful that so many of you felt that this post was worthy of sharing. But, I felt the… Read More

Supreme Court or Supreme God?

I’m just going to dive in and say it… The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday was monumental. No matter which way you look at it, which perspective you take or from whose “side” you are on. I have friends of every sexual orientation. One of the groomsmen in our wedding was a homosexual. I remember family members “threatening” to not… Read More

I Was Pregnant Before I got Married

I’m going to get on my soapbox and stir the pot a little bit today. I’m pretty good at that and I really try hard to be as unbiased and non-judgmental as possible. But, hot topics and debates leave me thinking…and pondering…and itching to share my opinion. Because we are all entitled to one of those, and I personally and… Read More

I Don’t Do Religion

I’m about to confess to something. I promised myself that I would always be honest here. Any writer, no matter how ‘professional’ or what-have-you they are, should strive to maintain a constant sense of honesty and integrity. Integrity is a big deal, no matter if you’re running a business or teaching your kids. So I want to keep that sense… Read More

June 19, 2025

I’m taking a Life Coaching class right now online with Liberty University. I’m less than 80 hours away from my Bachelor’s Degree (I’ve been out of High School almost 11 years now, so it’s about time). I have to say, I thought Counseling was what I enjoyed, but this Life Coaching class has rocked my socks off. My homework assigment… Read More

Currently in June…

Reading… What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren and Move On by Vicki Courtney Playing… get ahead on work and class assignments before my mother-in-law and brother-in-law arrive next week. Watching… Criminal Minds! Josh and I have been binge watching for a little over a month now. We’re currently on Season 8…debating what to watch when we finish. Trying… to make time… Read More

What’s your “Thing?”

You know…that thing. YOUR thing. That little (or maybe it’s big) sin that you can’t let go of. The one thing that you feel like keeps your from God and from really and truly sensing His presence in your life. Because we all have one. Every single one of us. For some it’s vanity. For some it’s lying…being afraid to admit… Read More

Frankly my Dear…

Someone told me once upon a time that I would start to “figure life out” the closer I got to 30 years old. Or maybe is was Carrie Bradshaw… Enjoy yourself. That’s what your 20s are for. Your 30s are to learn the lessons. Your 40s are to pay for the drinks. Well…I don’t know that I necessarily have life… Read More

I Don’t Want to be a “Christian”

I ran across this video on Facebook Friday night. Around 11:30. I had just posted a status update about finally clearing out my inbox…managed to answer and reply to all of my email, file what needed filing and finally delete some things that were just taking up space. I’m down to two remaining emails, y’all. I feel liberated. I was headed to… Read More

Calming the Storm

It stormed today. Like really stormed. Thunder, lightning, rain, wind… It marks the first storm Jonah is big enough to really acknowledge. We didn’t have storms in Alaska. And he doesn’t seem to remember the ones we had last summer. But today he did. Today he heard the thunder and after one loud clap, started crying. He came and crawled… Read More

Once upon a time…

I used to write. In fact, I used to do a lot of things. I used to take pictures of my boys with my “big” camera instead of just with my iPhone. I used to read books that weren’t text books…for fun. I used to drink a cup of coffee in one sitting without having to reheat it-three times. Anyone who ever, ever… Read More