Ancestor Remembrance Project: I Remember

I remember you Dad. I remember your courage and strength to handle whatever was tossed your way, I remember the love you showed to your family, and I remember your smile. You are loved and missed. [Read more…]

Endings and New Beginnings

As part of a Patheos Pagan Ancestor Remembrance Project, I’ve teamed up with one of the Pagan writers to focus on my ancestors in October! [Read more…]

Getting Started: Where Do I Begin?

My first instinct when I don’t know how to do something, or when I want to learn about something, is to find a book to read. But this is something I won’t learn from simply reading a book. [Read more…]

New LIFE Resolutions?

Typically I don’t bother making New Year’s Resolutions. This year, I’m trying something a little different… [Read more…]

My Challenge and My Failure: What I Learned from My Fast

Why I broke my fast early, and what I learned from the experience. [Read more…]

Reflections After Day 1 of My Ramadan Fast

Overall, day one of my fasting project was far easier than I thought it would be. Here’s a run-down of my day. [Read more…]

In Preparation of the Ramadan Fast

I will begin participating in the Ramadan fast alongside my Muslim friends here at Patheos for one week, starting tomorrow. [Read more…]

Recognizing Your Happily Ever After

I’d like to touch on a couple things specifically about my own story that I believe I am not the only woman to have struggled with. Then, I want to talk about recognizing a fairy tale when it’s staring you in the face. [Read more…]

A Modern-Day Fairy Tale

This modern-day fairy tale has many elements of a traditional fairy tale, including the struggles the protagonist must overcome before the happy ending. However, it doesn’t end at the happy ending; the happy ending is only the beginning. [Read more…]

How to Avoid Being “That Guy”

Stop thinking from a political perspective, a religious perspective, or a traditional perspective, and start thinking from a human perspective. We all have to live here together, and it tends to go better for everyone if we can start to truly understand the “other guy’s” view. [Read more…]