Friday, March 15, 2019

Finding New Spiritual Practices

After a year of struggling with my faith, and having finally come to some conclusions about God, I can finally move on to start some new spiritual practices. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Finding God On The Internet

Part 4 - What do I do now?

I felt very lost. For the first time in my life I didn't want to believe in god. I was questioning if a higher power existed at all. 
Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Bible Verse That Broke My Faith

Yep you read that correctly. I didn't lose my faith over my youth pastor getting fired for having an affair, I didn't lose my faith over my community rejecting me for loving refugees, and I didn't lose my faith when my lead pastor was fired for manipulating the women he had been counseling. I lost my faith when I read Numbers chapter 5.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Losing My Community - A Lesson On How To Not Use Facebook

Part 2 - 2016

In a very crowded presidential race, it was hard to know who the front runners might be, but one thing I knew for sure is that I would never vote for Trump, and I assumed no one else would either. So I posted this popular photo, because I didn't know who I wanted to vote for yet, but I did know I didn't want Trump. 
Monday, March 4, 2019

My Salvation Story - Leaving the Republican Party

Year 1 - 2015

In 2008 I cast my first ever vote in the presidential election of Barack Obama vs. John McCain. I voted for John McCain. 

I grew up in a Christian home, and I mostly identified as being conservative. I would go to church, and hear the pastor's conservative leaning sermons and think that's what I'm supposed to believe. So I did. 

The Exciting Life Blog Is Turning in a New Direction!

The Exciting Life blog will be heading in a new direction. Previously my blog has been dedicated to crafts, DIY, and parenting topics. While I still love all these things, I need to be true to myself and write about what I'm passionate about. 

I've been on a long and treacherous spiritual and political journey over he past three years, and I want to share my stories and insights with you. I want my readers who might feel the same way to feel seen and heard, and most all, not alone.

Thank you for sticking with me. I hope you come along for this new journey as well. 

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Coffee Bar DIY!

I did it! I created a coffee bar for a baby shower!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Toddler Toy Review (18 month old)

Christmas is over, and the toys are unwrapped. Now is the time to find out if they are toddler approved. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Pony-O Review: Is It As Amazing As They Claim?

Pony-O Review is here! Is it amazing? Yes!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

How To Bake With A Toddler

I think I have discovered that my toddler loves to bake! 

Last weekend baby girl and I baked together for the first time. I wanted to start our Christmas cookie baking tradition, and it went really well! She loved it! Well to be honest, I think she loves stirring things, but I take my victories where I can!