No, REALLY, I’m happy.

Yesterday, I wrote about how, for the first time in a long time, I really do feel happy.Funny, though, how the happier I get the more people insist that I'm not happy at all. I get that a lot. "You've become so miserable and bitter."..."Ever since you left church [read: the fundamentalist church] you've just been miserable."..."Remember when you loved Jesus and church and you were so happy?"..."You've just become an angry feminist! Can't you just enjoy your life?"Last year at this time I … [Read more...]

I’m happy.

I'm happy.It feels good to say that and really mean it. Life has been a struggle ever since I can remember--healing from abuse suffered as a child and as a teenager--and life is still a struggle.But I feel like I'm winning.For the first time in my life I feel like I'm winning. I am healing. I am at peace with who I am as a person and as a woman, thanks to feminism. I am at peace with my spirituality thanks to a few good churches and thanks to Universalism and feminist theology. I feel … [Read more...]

I lost the game of Happiness

Apparently, money CAN buy happiness. It costs $1.91.My boyfriend and I were perusing through a local thrift store when we came across an old board game called "Happiness."Did we buy it? Well, friends, are tribbles trouble? Of course we bought it! What better way to spend the evening than playing a board game called "Happiness?" So, we brought it home and played it.And I lost.The object of the game was this: collect the keys to happiness and use them to build a ladder to climb to the … [Read more...]

Sarah Moon and the Writer’s Block Redemption

I wish they made ex-lax for your brain because I have writer’s block.Yup. I’ve been trying to write something for days and…nothing. I’ve got nothing.So, I’m going to write about my failure to write, and what I’m doing about it. We’ll see within the next few days whether or not my efforts pay off. If you see another blog post by me, that means they’ve worked and maybe they’ll work for you too!I’m reading Rob Bell: Say what you want about Rob Bell, but the man is good at making you think. He’ … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X