Thursday, May 16, 2019

Opinion | Is an Embryo a Life?

I have shared a few posts on my personal facebook page about my pro-choice opinions, and with the topic of abortion looming large right now, I decided to write my thoughts in one cohesive blog post instead of in a thousand disconnected comments on facebook.

From my perspective I see two fundamental questions that spring from the topic of abortion. There is the anti-choice side that justifies abortion by saying they can’t condone murder. Then there is the pro-choice side that says, making abortion illegal will only put women’s lives at risk. Women in desperate situations will attempt an abortion whether it is safe or not.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hot Take; Christians Do Not Believe In Freedom of Religion

After reading this article found on the NPR website, I decided to write about some long held beliefs and observations of mine about Christianity and their views on religious freedom.

So let’s deconstruct this a little bit. 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Easy Colorful Birthday Cake

Who doesn't love to decorate cakes with super easy techniques that turn out great every time?!

This cake was super simple to decorate. 
Monday, April 22, 2019

Polka Dot Easter Cookies!

Do you ever just feel crafty? I do! I saw a cool cut out cookie technique, and I had to give it a try!

The inspiration for this cookie came from a So Yummy video I saw on Facebook. 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Major Vanity Home Improvement Project!

One home improvement project down, six million more to go. That's how it feels right?! Well this project was a long time coming. I'm so happy with the finished product.

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.