Walk alone until God sends someone to walk with you.
Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray.
Remembering is harder. Remembering means taking the good with the bad, the happy with the sad. It means living in shades of grey, rather than in the shade of certainty. It means living in complexities rather than generalizations.
This is not me, you say. But if that’s the case, who is this person? Are you reducing me to the idea that you have of me, the same idea that prevents me from moving out of my comfort zone and exploring myself?
People will have preconceived notions about you and your relationship.
I’m not an atheist and I don’t hate the Church. But it is my belief that religion and spirituality are highly personal and individual matters, and I truly believe that a person’s relationship with God is between that person and God alone.
Many in our society have begun to equate “moral” with “legal”. In a liberated nation, something I still dare hope for, these ideas must be separated.
“Like the old Fascism, the new Fascism comes wrapped in the strident language of identity politics and tribalized victimhood. Unlike the old Fascism, however, the new Fascism is hip, stylish, immensely entertaining and powered by thousands of server farms and billions of microchips. I call it eFascism, and define it simply as the religion of the state in 21st-century digital America.”
Maybe you thought it was going to be easy going to college in a new town with new people, and keep your faith intact. Maybe you were wrong.
I was careful at first. I said Mama had rules. There weren’t a lot of rules but they were important to follow because Mama knew best about these sorts of things. I told her Mama is good but Mama can be hard.