Last week, I headed up to northern Michigan for Motown Mission training at Lake Louise. Due to commitments back home, I was unable to stay for the whole event, but for the day I was there, I was very encouraged … Continue reading
While I am interning in Motown Mission this summer, I am also spending my free time to explore some of the gems of Michigan. Over Memorial Day Weekend, I took a mini vacation to Mackinac Island. I’ve gathered that Mackinac … Continue reading
When I was a teenager, I wanted nothing more than to get out of Greensburg. I couldn’t wait for college to come around because it was my ticket out of my hometown. When freshman year rolled around and it was … Continue reading
I ended my first year of seminary by pressing ‘send’. My final paper of the academic year was written, edited, and now waiting in my professor’s inbox. The click of the mouse was an action so simple, yet so meaningful … Continue reading
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This post concerns Indiana’s SEA 101 aka “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” law. If you aren’t caught up, I encourage you to read What Makes Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Different?, which clearly shows why it’s a legal issue but also a social one.
When news broke last week that Indiana’s RFRA was definitely heading to Gov. Mike Pence’s desk and that he was eager to sign it, I felt a bit better when businesses and big names said they would back out of Indiana in the future. It felt good that people cared and were willing to sacrifice venues for conferences or business expansions, etc.
Of course, none of this mattered to Pence. He didn’t listen to many of his constituents or outside factors and decided to sign it. So, came the question: Will people stick to what they said?
I was furious about the new law — as a queer Hoosier…
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Two weeks ago, we loved Indianapolis. We loved heading to the Indy Winter Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings, we loved playing intramural soccer with Circle City Athletics, we loved grabbing a drink at the Libertine,…
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This week has been one of rejoicing, one of celebration, one of great conversations about how God is moving and calling. Today though that celebration and happiness came to a screeching hault, here is what happened today.
There was a man who came in who is fairly new to NOAH. We have seen him twice recently for casework but I have only talked to him once or twice. Today he came in explaining that he needed to get to Flint, which is just over an hour away, to go visit his girlfriend. This man then told me more of his story. He told me how his girlfriend has been very sick, as she is waiting on a liver transplant. She has had some heart issues recently and that she has been in and out of the hospital. This man shared that they have been together for 6 years and he…
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September marks a time of transition in the life of students. A new school year. For some, that means new classes and new friends. For others, it means moving to new places and new experiences. Personally, I associate September as … Continue reading
Last weekend, I was in three cities within 48 hours. Taking the rail into the heart of downtown Chicago, awestruck hit. I still couldn’t believe I lived in this glorious concrete jungle. I wanted to explore every corner and see … Continue reading
When I was in high school, the thought of being a bridesmaid in EVERY. SINGLE. WEDDING. seemed like a dream come true. Mostly, I wanted to be like Katherine Heigl’s character in 27 Dresses, flawlessly running around planning weddings and … Continue reading