There’s so much to unpack here, and honestly I don’t have the time or motivation to unpack all of it. I remember in sixth grade, we had to memorize at least the first half of this chapter, if not the whole thing. This is one of the sections that stuck with me for some reason. Continue reading “Matthew 7, and just be nice to each other, guys”
Top Ten Tuesday (which I haven’t done in…years, now) is a weekly link-up hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl that’s all about, you guessed it, top ten bookish lists. This week’s prompt was a character freebie, so, I decided to go with the one thing that makes me want to scream (and even sometimes makes me quit books): annoying characters. Continue reading “Top 10 Most Annoying Characters”
I’m itching to do something but I don’t know what. Story of my life. Continue reading “Matthew 6, and a lot of existential angst”
No exegesis today, and probably minimal theological ramblings. I honestly don’t feel like writing this at all, but I got the feeling I should, and whether that’s a God thing or just my own ever-present guilt, I figured it couldn’t be a bad idea. Continue reading “Matthew 5, and a lot of questions with no answers”
I’m so tired of the narrative that it’s small independent artists versus big corporations.
I get where it comes from, I do. Corporations can produce things cheaply and quickly, they have a massive workforce and a corporate greed mentality, and they more often than not put small creators out of business because the little guy just can’t compete. Continue reading “We’re all small-time artists, but some of us have jobs.”
Like I’m sure many of you, I’ve been following the Notre Dame fire on and off all day. There’s no denying it’s a tragedy. What I find arguably even more tragic, though, is people’s responses to it. Continue reading “You know, it can be both…”
I recently wrote a rant about being terrible at communication and received an interesting question in the comments. I started to reply to the comment and then realized I had more than enough info to write a whole new post. So this is that post.
This may be a stupid question, but it is a genuine one. I am on the autism spectrum. What are some ways I can be mindful without sounding robotic?
At some point, I will write a full scientific article with sources and logic and the whole shebang about this topic, if not a whole series of articles because it’s so close to my heart, but at the moment I’m just going to rant about how much I hate working with other people. Strap in. Continue reading “The Power of Communication”
Today at church, the youth pastor gave a sermon to the whole congregation about Lent. While none of it was strictly untrue, basically none of it was rooted in any truth, if that makes sense. His main point was that we should prepare for God moments—like Easter and Christmas—by studying and doing things before then (specifically tying this in with Lent), because those dates were divinely inspired and God “penciled in time to meet with us” so we should not just digest those big ideas on those days. Which isn’t technically wrong. But it’s also majorly not right. Continue reading “Matthew 4, and one of the reasons I don’t like the modern Evangelical church”
So, as I was doing my nightly
procrastinating scrolling through social media, I ran across an article that someone had linked to about ignorance regarding racism and how the author had lost many white friends and family members because he became an activist and shared his experiences of racism and they showed no empathy. The author also claimed that his white friends and family couldn’t argue with him because they only had a passing knowledge of racism and he studied it ALL THE TIME. I say this to set the scene, because upon reading through the comments, I found this comment that the author had made: Continue reading “Matthew 3, and a quick rant about terrible people”