Dear Tomi Lahren, I just finished watching your Final Thoughts on the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the injustice and racism you spewed was disgraceful. I know you're from the Dakotas, but have you been there to actually see the peaceful and prayerful camps? I've been, and it doesn't look how you describe it- with … Continue reading Open Letter to Tomi Lahren: your words about DAPL are heinous.
One of the first things I noticed upon my arrival in Thailand was the unmatched devotion its people showed to a man named Bhumibol. His face was everywhere- on all currency, billboards, framed portraits paid homage to him in every home. The King's Anthem was even played in movie theaters before the film. Everyone stood at … Continue reading Long Live the King
Who would Jesus vote for? This is a common refrain among conservative and liberal Christians alike. The short answer is: I don’t think we can put a political sign up in Jesus’ yard just yet. I think it would be pretty unfair to align Jesus with our own institutions and force Him to be a … Continue reading Who Would Jesus Vote For?
I saw something that disturbed me today. My go-to outlet is always writing, but because I knew this would be a sensitive subject, I let my thoughts simmer for a while. So, as collectively and concisely as I can manage, here are some thoughts I have wanted to share for a very long time. Today … Continue reading Selective Christianity: Racism & Equality
She stood there looking at the produce for a suspicious amount of time. The bananas were bunched together in large, happy groups. She hated to disrupt them. Beside her stood a man emitting a ton of bad energy. Apparently he was impatiently awaiting his turn to pick out bananas, but Perry was an unapologetic picky … Continue reading Perry.
Several months ago, I took some personal inventory and spread out my interests on a theoretical table. "Surely, I can make these all fit," I said to myself, rearranging my hobbies & strengths into an imaginary collage of my ideal career. I sat back to let my eyes soften and refocus on the bigger picture … Continue reading Rejuvenate Wellness Project
Scrolling through my social media newsfeed lately has been such a disappointment. It may be fun to post cynical memes and witty slogans backing one’s own personal opinion, but while you’re posting (*insert witty comparison to poisoned grapes or locking your doors at night,) children are searching for their parents in a pile of rubble. … Continue reading Where is our compassion?