arts, movies, music, pop culture · faith

what I really, really want

The Spice Girls song notwithstanding, I find myself lately holding back my requests from God. I’ve been saying things like, “whatever you ordain is right” and help us to believe. But it’s not really that different from the (awful but ubiquitous and annoyingly catchy) song after all. We have all these demands. I had demands… Continue reading what I really, really want

arts, movies, music, pop culture · Church · faith

weighing in on Rachel Held Evans

I know. I know there are many more accomplished, authoritative voices on this, but hey. I’m a blogger. I blog. Mostly this here blog is for me anyway, so here I go blogging about as if I have something to say. I was really sad when I heard that RHE was in a coma. Lots… Continue reading weighing in on Rachel Held Evans

arts, movies, music, pop culture · parenting

welcome to my least popular post to date: moms are the worst

I’m posting this ahead of Mothers’ Day. Bring it. Moms are the worst. No one does the kind of long-term emotional damage that a mom can do. Sometimes with constant nagging, berating, belittling. Sometimes just one look at the exact moment you needed the exact opposite of that particular look. It sticks with you. FOR.… Continue reading welcome to my least popular post to date: moms are the worst

arts, movies, music, pop culture · Church

repenting of my YELPing

When YELP first hit the scene, I remember my very tech-savvy, foodie friends jumping all over it. They left reviews for ALL THE THINGS. And people became mayors of things. Or was that some other app? See, I don’t even know. I don’t have any real interest in crowd-sourcing. Always wanted to try crowd surfing… Continue reading repenting of my YELPing