When to shoulder and when to set aside

I’ve talked before about the differences between my faith and Christianity.  It is a way of verbalizing not only the differences between the two, but to explain the struggle I have carried in moving from a Christian worldview into one that speaks to me more deeply.  Dealing with the burdens of stress and life-changing decisions is one of those things I’ve struggled with; and as this year comes to a close and our focus and attentions turn to gearing up for a move, it is a struggle that I am currently wrestling with. Continue reading

Sometimes we must be laid bare

Trigger warning, the following deals with abuse.

I’ve spoken before about the fact that I am pretty good about putting out information and sharing small things as a way to protect the truth at the heart of who I am.  I share tons of useless information as a shield against the deeper self and deeper secrets.  I’m a naturally outgoing person – it’s the way I’ve always been.  But I have so many secrets, some that I am finally accepting don’t have to be secrets – that aren’t things I have to be ashamed of because  I didn’t do anything wrong.  I’m a slow learner. Continue reading