In the Bible, we see Jesus using a parable or story to explain a lot of his teachings. I was trying to come up with a blog idea today and I saw a memory on the "On this day" feature of Facebook that made me think and it did raise up a great point on… Continue reading Ego and religion: No, you can’t have both.
So I will admit it...I don't relate to a lot of my family. Maybe a few on my dad's side and I will talk to whomever on my mom's side that wants to talk to me but that's about it. This has weighed heavily on my mind lately because it seems the only time I… Continue reading Why I don’t relate to family: More confessions of the ex-Catholic
I know what you are thinking, does that title pertain to literally giving up on religion? Nope. "Losing your religion" is an old Southern US expression for losing one's temper. Most people have heard the expression "Losing my religion" from the song by R.E.M and while the song talks more about lost love, it's only… Continue reading When you lose your religion…
Writer's note: If you haven't read it before, please go check out my first blog about being a tattooed Christian. It might help you follow along with this. I wasn't intending on doing a blog about being an inked Christian but something happened a couple days ago that made me want to do this blog.… Continue reading Confessions of an “Inked” Christian Part II: When you are judged for your ink.
I know what you're thinking...that title is a misprint but truth is, it is not. We talk about "holy wars" a lot but in modern times, it's usually someone talking about how radical Islamics are killing and maiming people because of their religious beliefs or how the Jewish & Palestinian people are always fighting and… Continue reading The holy war within Christianity
I have realized that I do not have a family in the traditional sense. It's because of my conversion, I know it. I had a semi-dysfunctional family and now it's very dysfunctional. My parents never had issues with my conversion nor did my sister but it's others in the family. They acted like my conversion… Continue reading There is no unconditional love for a convert.
So we remember how this past Sunday I wrote a blog saying I admit defeat in my three year fight to get the story of my life as a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas out in the open? Well, I just realized something: The scars run deep. And the weird part? It's not… Continue reading The scars run deep