i don’t care how uncool it is, i still kind of love Proverbs 31 when I can throw off the shackles of the shame-based Christianity I immersed myself in so long.

Like granted, I picture laughing at days to come as a slightly unhinged cackle, but still

She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.


GUYS I GOT TAGGED IN STUFF WHILE I WAS ABSENTED FROM THE INTERNET.

I will respond soon!


Its odd how many weird feels i get from the Catholic Church considering I never actually WAS Catholic. But I’m sure if the attitude of my husband had been different I would’ve joined the church.

Even now, when I was in outside Quebec in the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, with his family so united in their dipping, crossing, genuflecting and prayers — I still want that, sometimes. As I looked up at the crutches lining the pillars across from an image of St. Therese of Lisieux I even began to think — maybe there’s something to it. Maybe I could still…

Then we walked through the aisles, up past a boy in a wheelchair being pushed past the altar by his mother. I heard a clinking noise that felt too loud for the reverence around me and turned to see two men emptying the offering. My stomach coiled and everything came back into my heart and I feel now like I can never go back to that simple faith in the Church I had previously held.

Because even if I wasn’t a member, I did fall in love with that church to some degree and it just gives me odd feelings to be back in that place, and to feel like I could slip back into love with something that I know isn’t quite what it sells.


Hello all! I am off being a dedicated, over-zealous undergrad right now, but wanted to drop some important updates:

  • i am growing a mullet
  • and i love it
  • no seriously

That’s it. Also the Lady’s Bible Study at my church is working through 1000 Gifts and a lot of what I’m reading echoes what I heard over at Homebrewed Christianity from Cecilia González-Andrieu. I mean, usually HBC is too progressive-process-blah-blah for me, but I really enjoyed that interview.  Anyways, maybe Ann Voskamp is bringing some kind of theopoetics (or maybe just aesthetic-ish theology) to evagelicalsm?

Ummmm…

  • i also went to Canada
  • to Montreal & Quebec
  • to see my husband’s family
  • they are actually from Ecuador
  • there were like ten people in a three bedroom house
  • but it was awesome

Mostly because

  1. It was my birthday and I had “Happy Birthday” sang to me in French, English, and Spanish
  2. I got to speak more Spanish which was both
  3. fun
  4. and depressing

Also my husband passed his immigration exam which means he will be a U.S. citizen!

THE END




dramoor:

"Our Lord loves you and wishes to see you advance with great speed in the way of His love, however crucifying to nature. Therefore, do not bargain with Him, but give Him all, and you will find all in His divine Heart."
~St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
(art by Jan Toorop)

dramoor:

"Our Lord loves you and wishes to see you advance with great speed in the way of His love, however crucifying to nature. Therefore, do not bargain with Him, but give Him all, and you will find all in His divine Heart."

~St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

(art by Jan Toorop)

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orangerful:

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

Bolded for reasons. Stop by your local library today and find out about all the FREE stuff you can get, physically and digitally. (oh, and also, we don’t track your purchases or store your history in our databases…if you like privacy - choose the library.


Also, don’t be afraid to request books your library doesn’t have. I’ve done this multiple times and it always ends well. :)

orangerful:

philalexandros:

tranceofreading:

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

So much reblog.

Bolded for reasons. Stop by your local library today and find out about all the FREE stuff you can get, physically and digitally. (oh, and also, we don’t track your purchases or store your history in our databases…if you like privacy - choose the library.

Also, don’t be afraid to request books your library doesn’t have. I’ve done this multiple times and it always ends well. :)

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