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What if Christians Reacted to Real Problems the Way They Reacted to Gay Marriage 

So marriage equality was made the law of the land by our dear friends at the Supreme Court last week. And guess what happened next. Christians started complaining that they were being persecuted, that this country was going to hell, and that they were moving to Canada (which is hilarious because not only did Canada pass marriage equality laws over a decade ago, they also have universal healthcare, which I’m sure would thrill conservatives). But what blows my mind is that this is the fight Christians chose to take up over the last few years. Not the homeless epidemic in our country, nor the AIDS crisis in Africa. Not caring for the elderly or orphans. Not even getting clean drinking water or…

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Why Christians Aren’t Pissed About Black Churches Burning

Another predominately African American church, Mt. Zion AME, caught fire last night, one that was set ablaze by the KKK in the 90s. In fact, this is the 7th historically black church to burn since the Charleston shooting? You know who isn't really talking about it? Most people, and by most people, I mean Christians. It's not really blowing up the twitterverse, unless you are following the right people. It's not showing up in Facebook feeds. I mean, I don't have cable, so the main source of my news is NPR and what people are retweeting. Why aren't Christians pissed about black churches burning? No freaking clue. It really is astounding to me. You know I think it is hilarious in the…

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Everyday Kind of Love

This weekend marked the 49th wedding I've ever been to. Now, please note, that of those 49 weddings, I've probably only been a guest at about ten of them. Other one's I was either DJ'ing, officiating, singing, etc. I've always kind of played the dual role of vendor and guest... Anyways, this weekend was especially wonderful because I got to celebrate my little brother, Ryan, marrying the woman who made him better, Ali. I think what was so sweet about this wedding was not the fact that ample amounts of prayer kept the weather at bay (thank you Lord!). It wasn't that my brother could not control his eye faucets when she started walking down the aisle. It wasn't his smile…

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Stop Waiting on God

I was sitting in the couch in the living room with one of my friends recently. It was a hot, humid Georgia afternoon, and he was a bit dejected. Being the concerned/nosy person that I am, I asked him about it. It was something I heard from a lot of other 20 something's/ People in my circle who are fluent in Christianese:  I'm just really waiting on God to show me what to do. Now, that is wise in one sense, but really, I hear that phrase and I see people who are just too afraid to make a choice for fear of making the wrong choice. They are perpetually held back from progressing towards their promise because they petrified…

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This is NEW! somethingFUNfridays

So a new thing I wanna do on Fridays is just something fun. And that's what we're gonna call it. somethingFUNfridays So here's the deal: Each week I want to publish a new article with something fun. Something light, something we don't really have to think about. So whether it is a fun video, a new artist that someone wants to highlight, LITERALLY ANYTHING! And the thing that makes this better: I want you to contribute. If you are a blogger, a thinker, a person with something to say, pitch me an idea, and I'll probs use it. :) To pitch me an idea, just go HERE. SO! For this week, I wanted to share this really fun video that a…

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How to Own Your Faith

If you grew up in the Bible Belt, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say Church was a three days a week kinda deal. Sunday school and service all day Sunday; Wednesday night fellowship dinner where everyone got there and had some sort of Bible study; and then one other night of the week where there was another Bible study or some sort of function. I didn’t realize until much later that not everyone went to church. In fact, not everyone believed Jesus was the Son of God. Shoot, it was hard enough trying not to yell at this other girl in my classroom when she said her daddy wasn’t voting for George W. Bush! “Yer diddy doesn’t…

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What Instagram Isn’t Showing About My Life

I freaking love Instagram. If you're not on it, we've probably got some issues. (And if you are, go follow me!) Instagram has been probably the most fun social media app to come out of the last few years, at least for me. I freaking love me some foodie shots, vacay posts, MCMs, WCWs, TBTs, and any other sort of crazy thing we can come up with to mark the days of our lives. It brings us together, shows off the cool stuff, but then there is a flip side to that. I get jealous of other peoples lives. I see these gorgeous, perfectly manicured grams and I'm left with my jaw on the ground. How do I get a…