I’ve had this blog since 2013. If you go back to those earlier posts (which, honestly I don’t recommend you do because some are rough) you will see that nearly all of my posts contained elements of my faith and spirituality. Scrolling through you will notice that eventually, those posts start to disappear and over time, I only blogged about my mental health. Why? Continue reading “Not Your Pastor’s Wife: Figuring Out Who I Am In The Church”
The first time I heard the song “No Longer Slaves” was when my husband was interviewing at a new church two years ago, and we went to visit one of their services. Although we didn’t end up at that church, we really enjoyed their worship – and I soon realized that “No Longer Slaves” was a popular song. Although I liked the song and sang along, something felt very off to me – though I couldn’t pinpoint it just yet.
I haven’t written about my faith a lot lately for a variety of reasons, but I just wanted to say something real quick to those in the Christian community. Your anxiety, your depression, your mental illness IS NOT A SIN.
Some people collect stamps. Others collect dolls or figurines or Beanie Babies (hello, 1995). Apparently, I like collecting things too, because it seems that I have begun collecting phobias. Continue reading “Tokophobia, The Church, and Me”
Psalm 29:11 Says:
I love the Psalms.
So as you may have read in some of my earlier posts, my husband is currently looking for a new ministry position. This has meant lots and lots of visiting new churches and services to get a feel for the places he’s applied to. A few weeks ago, we went to one of these churches and I was met with a pleasant surprise. Continue reading “The Woman Who Preached”
Four years ago today, I signed up with WordPress and created this blog. I didn’t have my own domain name, I had no idea what to write about, and my blog header was an owl for some reason. The original name was “Anxious & Awesome” and I never liked that title. I also never thought I would ever publicly share my blog or let anyone know who the author behind these posts were. But a lot has changed in four years. A lot. Continue reading “Happy Anniversary”
I haven’t written a lot of faith-related posts lately. Probably because my anxiety has been so prominent, I had a hard time writing about anything else. But, I’m really excited about something my husband and I started at our current church, I want to share it with you.
So, I was going to blog about the fact that for the first time in fourteen years – yes, years – I actually threw up (literally my worst fear)…but I don’t really want to go down that path and relive the horror today. So instead, I’m ranting about something that has been said probably a million times already but I don’t care. It’s happening. Continue reading “Girl Tape & Female Rappers”
I feel like I just don’t know how to function properly anymore. The last year of my life was so stressful, I think I learned even more unhealthy ways of life-management. And trust me, I already had so many locked away up in my barely-functioning brain. Continue reading “How?”