I love so much of Elizabeth Esther's writing because what she says fits my experiences in unhealthy churches. I preordered her book Spiritual Sobriety: Stumbling back to faith when good religion goes bad in spring of last year, around the same time that I interviewed her on my blog. Recently I re-read my copy before … Continue reading Book Review: Spiritual Sobriety by Elizabeth Esther
I asked myself why I stopped writing last year and the answers were revealing. Some days, there are just too many ghosts. It’s difficult to imagine typing out what you’re really thinking when the other half of your brain is imagining her reading what you write and mocking you for being sentimental. Don’t listen to … Continue reading Coffee with ghosts
I realized something the other day. My anxiety has always been really bad. It used to make me throw up when I was a kid. Or get really dizzy. I often couldn't put it into words. But it's only just now that I could start expressing it in a way that my best friend said … Continue reading Anxiety thoughts
I know it's been a long time since I've really blogged, but I'm doing so, so much better than I was. Sometimes I need to do things other than blog. I've been back in therapy for six months now. I've been moved out for almost 5 years. I saw three different counselors in Colorado - … Continue reading This is a story about the unexpected.
So... 2016 is finally almost over. I know, right? I've been pretty quiet on the blogging front lately, but I'm okay. I finally got my dream job doing the journalism things at a local newspaper. When I finish writing every day, I don't always want to go home and write more. But there's more. I've … Continue reading Blog redesign: 2016