Rachel Held Evan's Searching for Sunday is about church: its triumphs and failings, its hypocrisy and grace. Rachel, like me, grew up in a well-intentioned Evangelical community where the Bible is accepted as fact and the "plain truth" is within easy reach. It's a culture of black and white morality, where spiritual cliches are a … Continue reading review: Rachel Held Evans’ Searching for Sunday
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One year ago yesterday, Daniel and I (and a small caravan of Daniel's family members - mine were waiting for us in Virginia) packed up the final fragments of our possessions, got in my trusty old Saturn, and started the drive up to Virginia. I had never been to Virginia and Daniel had never been … Continue reading one year in Charlottesville
Sorry for the silence this week. I've been stuck inside and haven't felt particularly inspired to write anything. We had two inches of snow on Friday, but my camera battery died. I ventured out in the evening with my film camera instead. I'm sure I'll be pleasantly surprised by whatever I captured 6 or 7 … Continue reading unrelated statements
January flew by despite being full of ups and downs. The weather was cold, then hot, then cold again, and my brain chemicals didn't know how to react. I was really hard on myself for being lazy and depressed, but I came out of it and now I'm on an emotional upswing. This month, I … Continue reading month in review: January ’13
I discovered Erzulie while searching for organic skincare options on etsy and have been using their products for several months now. Recently, I purchased the Mineral Cream to Powder Foundation in Light on the seller's recommendation. I have used it every day for the past few weeks, so I think it's time to review it. You … Continue reading review: Erzulie Cosmetics Cream to Powder foundation
We've watched a few enjoyable movies lately. The thing that struck me most about all of them is that they presented an ethical message - a practical purpose for the narrative. source Take This Waltz: (Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen); Williams' character writes for a tourism agency and her husband is a budding chef. The movie … Continue reading movie recommendations