You Sound Like An Atheist

“May God bless you,’ the old lady told me. As she walked away, I exchanged a look with my dad, a look that read: That was weird. I’ve said this before in my blog. For most of my life, I grew up in a Christian Reformed Church—think hymns, creeds, pastors in long robes, Dutch Calvinists—and until going to college and transitioning to an expressive evangelical … Continue reading You Sound Like An Atheist

Well, Actually… the Patriarchy Hurts Men Too

We asked guest blogger, Ashley, to write about one thing: MEN.  Here’s what she has to say: I don’t think I’ve ever sat down to specifically write about men.  I typically write about topics when I don’t think there is gender involved (so about men, the power dominant social group generally deems itself invisible[1]) or I set out to specifically highlight women or women’s contributions. … Continue reading Well, Actually… the Patriarchy Hurts Men Too

Savvy & Rachel Count their Blessings

1. Rachel: Her job at the local pub & grill “I’m blessed to have such an awesome cast of coworkers in such a friendly, smalltown-America restaurant.  From the cooks and dishwashers whom I can punch and throw food at to the waitresses that help me when I’m confused, from the runners, bussers, and cohosts that make me laugh to the banquet servers who make every function … Continue reading Savvy & Rachel Count their Blessings

the Lonely People

If you’ve graduated from uni, then you know how strange it feels to suddenly not be surrounded by all your friends.  Maybe it’s different for you.  For me, I made the choice to go to college in England.  I don’t regret it at all.  But that meant that graduating meant going home to America and separating from my friends – notably, my fellow co-blogger, Savvy.  … Continue reading the Lonely People

Being the New Girl

“I don’t understand why we go to a church forty-five minutes away,” I say, gripping the steering wheel as I practice my driving. Dad leans back in his seat.  “What’s the problem with that?” “It takes us out of the community.” “Fine, okay, I’ll tell you what,” he says.  “You can pick a local church and I’ll take you there.” “No.  Never mind.” “Why not?” … Continue reading Being the New Girl