Reflections on Purple Hibiscus – Religion Gone Awry

<a href="I finished reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie around 12am this morning. And I loved every piece of reading it. I was immediately lost in the plot and fell in love with this Kambali character - a 15 year old girl who is so much more than people often take her for. There …

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Something I Learned From Today’s Garfield Comic Strip

Anyone who knows me really well also knows that I am an avid Garfield fan. I can't remember when my love for this overweight, sarcastic cat began, especially considering that I loathe cats, but I do know that my love has been existent for quite a while now. My collection of 33 Garfield comic books …

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Crisis of Identity that My Education Couldn’t Solve

Several years ago I had an epiphany that uprooted the foundation of my world. You may think that what I realized isn’t profound but I care very little about what you think. In a moment’s time my life was changed and I realized that my life is not defined by success or failure, what I …

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A Pair of Shoes that Never Wear Out

This summer like weather that we have been having over the last week has totally thrown me off. Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying it - as opposed to subzero temps and mounds of snow that I can barely walk through. I was just not prepared to put away the boots and sweaters, and start pulling out the summer dresses and flip flops. But at least I had stuff to pull out, meaning I don't have to run out and go shopping for myself this season.

Hope and Resistance

I read this piece today that I found particularly encouraging, so I decided to just re-post a portion of it: Theologian Mary C. Grey is one of many scholars who write about resistance (a principled rejection of what is profoundly wrong to point toward a better reality) as a spiritual discipline. In "The Outrageous Pursuit …

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Prayer for Syria

Dear God, My heart is heavy. Sometimes I feel like it will break. Tears I can barely keep from flowing down my face as I look, and I see, my brothers and sisters losing their lives in Syria. Day after day, more and more people are taking their last breaths, slipping into eternity, at the …

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