When I got up to the top, my head got light
For a minute everything in the world was alright
And I saw the next tree just 10 feet away
Give or take a few feet I guess
And then I pushed off into the air with all my might
And headed out into the center of the morning light
And I knew that I was gonna make it
The new tree hardly shook to acknowledge my arrival
And I knew that I would be alright
I gave my mom a couple of Rachel’s books a few years ago. While she didn’t agree with much of Rachel’s thinking and theology she just texted me to let me know she was thinking about me and knew how sad I probably was since Rachel was so impactful for me. I’m so grateful I had the privilege of hearing her speak and getting to meet her in 2012. And I’m grateful to have her voice recorded on The Liturgists as well as many other places.
mental illness and prom
I lost my belief in god because of my own season of depression. I cried out to god and god didn’t answer. God wasn’t there. But tonight I’m trying again. I’m crying out to god because it’s my son. My son who I love with all my heart. I have no expectation of god caring for my son tonight but I don’t know what else to do.
mental illness and prom
My son is 17 and trans and struggles with severe depression and other mental illnesses. He got asked this week to go to prom by a girl he has had a crush on for a while. That’s tomorrow. We went shopping together and plans are all set. And he can’t see the excitement and joy and possibility because of the darkness of his depression. My heart is breaking for him.
You can beleive whatever you want to believe about the morality of various sexual orientations and gender identies. On social.theliturgists.com, honest questions are always welcome (assuming they are behind a content warning).
Telling people you don’t approve of their orientation or gender identity is not allowed. Full stop. This is an affirming environment.
This include telling people “the Bible” or “God” doesn’t approve of them.
Violations earn a one-way ticket to Bans-ville.
I’m reading Emotional Agility by Susan David. A couple times in the book she asks the question “If a miracle occurred and all the anxiety and stress in my life were suddenly gone, what would my life look like, and what new things would I pursue?” I’ve been asking myself this question for as long as I can remember but rarely have been able to answer it. It’s hard to imagine this “miracle”. How would you answer it?
Discussion of Nudity
I was looking at events around me just thinking of something to do today. I came across Central Ohio Nude Yoga for Men https://www.cohnuga.com/content/home.php. I’ve never had much experience with public nudity but I’m really interested in this.
Really appreciated this article. Raising kids without the “biblical” concept of sin that I was raised with has been a parenting goal even when I was still a regular church attender.
Marriage! It’s what’s for dinner 🍴
Struggling with some guilt, shame, and bitterness today because of my recent divorce (technically a “dissolution” not divorce...so not as bad, right?) Listening to Derek Webb’s album “Fingers Crossed”. I knew his marriage crumbling influenced that album but listening to it through my own marital filter I realize that every song is him struggling because of it. Very cathartic!
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@mike I think the best platform would be our local bars. Honestly though, the written medium doesn’t create meaningful relationships. Thank you for empowering these digital spaces, but how can we empower the IRL spaces?
Enneagram 5w4. All about new things and lovingly saying goodbye to the old.
I believe in Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. And Steven!
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