I accessed this blog today, for the first time in almost a year. It was almost an afterthought of sending a poem into an online journal that I have an immense amount of respect for. They write truth, but more importantly, they write what is in my heart. There is nothing more powerful than that in reading, when another person somehow unlocks the deepest caverns … Continue reading Mistakes
This meme has been going around like wildfire lately. It expresses the common idea that the way not to judge others for their struggles is to think that maybe they are not as strong as you are. On the surface, the intention is great. The idea is to encourage people not to judge others’ suffering. Every time I see it though, or hear someone express … Continue reading The Hierarchy of Suffering
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2019/08/18/churches-need-less-tradition-more-flexibility-welcome-teens-column/2011731001/ This article and others like it have been posted and talked about on my online and in person Catholic groups over and over again. There’s always a couple of people kindly talking about it and then the avalanche of more traditional Catholics who start mocking the author and saying, “Oh they just want the Church to be open to whatever, be ok with doing … Continue reading I’m not LGBTQ, but I don’t Belong Either
A couple of weeks ago, there was a shooting in Texas that just devastated me. A couple days before I watched The Hate You Give, which rocked me as well. Both of these events are on the heels of, and preceding so many horrible tragedies and fearful events happening all over they world lately. I find myself desperate for God’s love to be present in … Continue reading Yes, The World Needs God, But Not Like That
Just to clarify; This may not have been what Tupac meant, but this is what keeps coming to me when I think of this line. A post closer to what he meant is in part one. The Hate You Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone. I’m going to write about something I don’t particularly like to write about. Abortion. I know, you’re rolling your eyes, so … Continue reading T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E. Part II: The Babies
The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone. -Tupac Last night, I tried to watch The Hate U Give, the emotional true story of a black girl who watches her friend get killed by a police officer. Later, she is called to testify, but I haven’t gotten that far, because I had to take a break. (White privilege is that I was able to take … Continue reading T.H.U.G.L.I.F.E.
I am so angry about what’s happening at the border. Like, so angry. I have this horrible image in my head of a little baby boy at daycare, crying because he doesn’t know where his Mama is. I want to wake up from this horrible nightmare, and tell myself it isn’t true. It isn’t happening. But it is. And not just one little boy. 681 … Continue reading 681 Children: Lord, Save them and Have Mercy on us.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-04/el-paso-dayton-gilroy-mass-shooters-data Today, while researching what to do about mass shootings in America, I came across this article. The author of this article researched what the commonalities between the shooters were. Two of them, made my heart ache: most of the killers suffered from some sort of mental illness, and most of them suffered some sort of traumatic event. As someone who has a mental illness, … Continue reading How to Stop Mass Shootings: ACTIVE LOVE
I started to read a book called “Boundaries” a couple of months ago. I had bought it a long time before that, but I hadn’t read it. I was nervous because I have talked to several people who were very callous and used this book as their excuse, but I have also talked to others who say it changed their life. Now that I’m actively … Continue reading Depression and The Boundaries Book
Trigger Warning: Miscarriage 5 Years Ago Today was the day I lost my first child. 5 Years Ago Today was the day she died. Today, I lived my life like nothing was wrong. I played with my double rainbow babies. I did the dishes. I cleaned the house. But I saw a butterfly and I asked if it was her. I asked her to be … Continue reading 5 Years Ago Today: Trigger Warning-Miscarriage
Lately, I have been struggling, like, a lot. I’ve been sharing that story because I believe in honesty about our struggles, and I believe that sharing our truth helps others who are struggling, but lately I have been trying to make sure I am balancing out those posts with the amazing ways that God is working in my life, to comfort me and help me … Continue reading Some Hope for the Way