Okay, I just have to share because I LOVE the feeling of making something cute, sustainable, and like fifty times cheaper than purchasing it. I never, ever wear bikinis because usually the tops are like two tiny triangles of nothingness and that just doesn’t work for me. There’s so little fabric & coverage that I’d be better […]Read More I AM THE MASTER OF CRAFTS.
So I’m totally “Back to the Future”-ing this: I present to you the letter of advice I would give my past self upon my graduation from college one year ago today. Feel free to add in the comments the advice you would give your past self at graduation–because why not? Dear May 4, 2013 Kelsy, […]Read More Graduation Revisited: a Letter to 2013 Me
I’m not going to start this post with contrived niceties: I’m tired of the us versus them mentality adopted by Christians. Old versus young Gay versus straight Modern versus traditional Pentecostal versus Evangelical ______ versus _________ Why do we as a people continue to tear each other apart? The “media” is not bullying us–the persecution happens […]Read More The brutality of Christianity
Which do you prefer in your life: good things or interesting things? I’m a little caught up in that at the moment. I would usually say “Interesting things, of course,” but who says good things aren’t interesting too? I need to stop “living for the story” and striving to be honest, have genuine motives, and […]Read More Checking In
“He trains my hands for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow. You have given me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me; your help has made me great. You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping.“ Psalms 18:34-36 Sometimes God trains our hands for roles […]Read More Naturally, a degree equates to a calling, right?
Alright, confession time. As I recently boarded a plane to Italy, I began reading Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code… I know, I know. As a pre-teen evangelical, I promised myself I would never commit the cardinal sin of reading such a blasphemous book. But I mistakenly thought it was set in Rome (not Paris), […]Read More “I Don’t Care About Being Right Anymore” (by Marshall Pickard)
I don’t know when church-going became a part of who I am, but I guess faithfully attending every Wednesday and Sunday for 22 years has a way of turning into a habit. Over the short amount of years that I have been alive, I have had plenty of reasons to leave church, most of which […]Read More “Why I Stayed” (by Hannah Schuerman)
When I was eight years old my parents called a family meeting to announce that my dad was quitting his job as a stockbroker and my parents were going into fulltime ministry. As an eight year old, I was really supportive of this new plan, yet I had no clue how much our entire family […]Read More “Faithful Till the End” (by Caroline Eaton)
Many young people at some point find themselves feeling the need to break away from the familiar, to branch out and try new things or at least try going without something. People who were “raised in the church” are definitely not exempt from that. Some of my earliest childhood memories include things like snacking on […]Read More “Learning the Importance of Community” (by Christy Armstrong)
It’s a cool morning, and there’s a sweet taste in the air. I drive downtown and watch the sun peek over the hill ahead. I pass people walking on the sidewalks, dressed in ties and hosiery. I come to a creaky stop at the intersection. The light turns green and I’m supposed to go straight, […]Read More “The U-Turn: Why I turn the car around most Sundays” (by Tim Moore)