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Yes Dear, Sleep Naked, and 30 Other Reasons My Parents are Awesome On Their 30th Anniversary

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I’m always really bad about remembering when my parents anniversary is. But there are a couple things that remind me. 1) My birthday is, give or take, one year after they were married. And 2) the month of September, because I know that this is the month that it’s in. Is it at the beginning? Is it at the end? I don’t know. All I know is that this year is their THIRTIETH! 30 years. INSANE. And I’m not even sure if today is the day.

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Mother’s Day Sermon on Sarah and Abraham

I want to note that I would have probably never written this sermon if it wasn’t for it being assigned to me. It’s difficult to know what to do when you’re given a story that is 1/5 of the book of Genesis. Because this is the “last” sermon I’ll preach for a while, it gave me more anxiety than it probably should have…

Sermon at the Brookline Church of Christ

May 11, 2014

You’ll have to forgive me for this… It’s the end of the semester, the end of my time in Boston, and you’ve all been so good to me. As nervous as it makes me, I’ve really enjoyed being able gain this experience preaching here, and I have no idea when or if I will ever be able to again. That being said, I hope I’m not judged too harshly here, this one being the “last” I will preach, but also being second in a sort of series on Salvation history leading up to Pentecost. Continue reading

How to heal from the lies that Christian fundamentalism taught me.

I saw this post on Patheos, and I just had to respond. Immediately. Here is the original post.

Actually, the post was an addition to this beautifully written post on “getting over” the fact that everything you were ever taught was a lie. I think that’s a bit strong of language, because even in getting out of it, there must have been something in us, something that was true, that helped get us out. It’s tough to sometimes admit that the one’s who make us crazy also are a part of what get’s us healed… Yuk. But annoyingly true. Continue reading

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What the Evangelicals, Pentecostals, and Catholics Taught Me

My mom’s side of the family is a flavor of fundamentalist evangelical Christian (church of Christ, note capitalization).

My dad’s side of the family is devout Catholic Christian, like, good Catholic Christians.

In K-12, I attended and graduated from a Pentecostal grade school based on the PACE program (Church of God, don’t ask me the differences).

I went to moderately evangelical Christian college (Pepperdine).

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The Transfiguration of Jesus & Being Born Again [Catholic?!?!]

In mass the other day, I asked myself the question (again), “Paige, why would you want to become Catholic?” After all the existential crises and wonder and questions and education and travel and problems and writing and thoughts… Really, it’s very simple, and it always has been. I’ve been going to Catholic mass a long time. I don’t anticipate stopping going to mass. I enjoy the community, and I would like to participate fully in that community. Continue reading

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Lenten Dieting (aka Fasting)

From past blogs you can see that I’ve been pretty extreme in my lenten dieting (Lenten Locavore).  It has led to some enlightenment about food pricing, local food systems, learning what I like ad don’t like, seasons, what local foods are tough to find (or don’t really exist), health, etc. A part from my Lenten excuses to eat well, I also embarked on the Eat to Live diet over the summer. So, I have a tendency to diet. Continue reading