I couldn't care less about your theological views. What I do care about is your heart and how you treat people.

@themadkatter update: I still don’t have any flu symptoms— think I made it out y’all 🙌🏼

I probably should get the flu shot tho 🤦🏼‍♀️

The moment you find out someone you hugged twice yesterday was diagnosed with Influenze B today 😱

This is a Scoot.

Scoots are Rare
But cuddly

Scoots are protective
And talkative

Scoots are funny
But serious

Scoots like the catnip
And the belly rubs

Scoots are the best

@mike how did you describe sin in the Christian series? I’m having a discussion with a friend who’s going back and forth on sex outside of marriage and other things from evangelical culture

My husband just told me his personal paradise would be like adult summer camp. 😀 So who wants to start a commune?

HEY EVERYONE!!!

When everyone was going through and doing , @Bonnie mentioned she was working on writing a new version of the Bible and I didn’t really give it a second thought.

Last night, I doubled back and looked into it and I’m so glad I did. If anyone of you have trouble reading the Bible because you feel like you’re lacking so much context, THIS IS FOR YOU.

Let’s help this get across the finish line!

kickstarter.com/projects/19455

I feel like people saying I hate white people because I confront white supremacy would be like saying I hate urinals because I tell people not to pee on the floor.

I am not ashamed of being a white person, and frankly, I find it absurd when people accuse me of being ashamed of being white.

I don't hate white people. I am a white person.

I'm a white person who wants to tear down white supremacy. I am a white person who sees and understands the problems whiteness create in our culture and our ecology.

This is not complicated.

Just want you all to know i really appreciate the dialogue i’ve seen on here so far. Everyone is incredibly respectful and intentional about clarity, and if something you’ve said might be misunderstood in a harmful, hurtful, or otherwise bad way, y’all are quick to recognize it, apologize, and offer further clarification if necessary. If and when there’s disagreement, you ask questions in order to listen + understand and offer perspective instead of attacking and bashing. Extremely refreshing ❤️

I've seen people posting their so I figured I'd give a to my favorite education bathroom reader that we keep for out guests!

p.s. the sound box in the bottom corner is the best part.

Saw a guy on Facebook question the validity of toxic masculinity because he is exclusively taking care of his kids for one week (she is attending destination wedding). My wife is at the same wedding.

Maybe the fact that you think you need kudos for parenting your children is, in fact, a manifestation of toxic masculinity. Also, the wives do this shit everyday and don't feel the need to virtue signal on FB about it.

So I'm excited about Mastodon because a lot of my views and my understanding of myself are changing, but I need to figure out how to talk about these things to friends and family before going full force into them on Twitter or Facebook or something. This seems like a place I can actually talk about my thoughts online without worrying my family or friends are gonna start freaking out. I still go to an evangelical church and I've started taking baby steps to bring up problematic things

Because I see us all as friends and equals, I speak plainly. I don't mean I'm "radically honest," and I certainly don't want to be abrasive. I just mean if you ask a question or raise an issue, I'll respond to it directly and honestly.

I don't want your to think I'm defensive or scolding when that happens. I'm not.

I'll try to work on my tone, but there's a psychological dynamic here that I think is helpful to name, given the text-only nature of our communication here.

Me, on stage: “Communication and vulnerability are essential in all relationships.”
Me, in life: never calls, emails, or texts friends and family. Sits alone and silent at social gatherings.

Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.

Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?

If we're serious about confronting white supremacy, we have to also understand that whiteness presents itself as a set of cultural norms anywhere there's a few or more white people.

That includes white people who are trying to wake up and show up in racial justice.

That also means we have to understand that the well meaning questions and curiosities we (white people) have as we learn how prevalent racism is in society can be a constant burden on people of color. Especially black women.

My hope in this life is that your 30s are better than your 20s.... 🤷🏼‍♀️

I just love Criminal Minds so much 🙌🏼❤️

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