Category: faith

Reconnecting with relatives

A couple days ago I wrote about how there’s no blueprint of what to do with the relatives, when your immediate family is screwed up. I wrote the email immediately after I posted that article. Somehow, writing that article helped me figure out how to write the email. Yesterday, on the train ride home from... Read more »

73 days until the Chicago Marathon: Am I ready?

73 days until the Chicago Marathon: Am I ready?
October seems so far away while we’re suffering through yet another 100+ degree day. We have to finish off July, survive August, and somehow make time for running in September, when school will be in full swing. Then the marathon, on October 7th. 73 more days, according to the marathon website, and 20 hours left,... Read more »

Sometimes agnostic, sometimes holy

Sometimes agnostic, sometimes holy
As a kid, sometimes I was rather agnostic. Sometimes it was merely apathy. Other times, I was so enraptured by the stories of the lives of saints that I wished I could experience pain and wounds as they did. I think that I wanted so much to endure what many saints endured, if just to... Read more »
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Is it okay to still be angry at your parents?

Is it okay to still be angry at your parents?
As you may or may not have gathered from my last post, I was in my parents’ hometown over the long weekend, to be a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding. The flight was good, I was glad I rented a car, the wedding was very nice except for the verses from Ephesians I absolutely loathe,... Read more »

Anonymous takes down Vatican website

If you haven’t seen yet, Anonymous, that weirdo hacker group that wears the Guy Fawkes masks, has hacked the Vatican site. As far as I can tell, www.vatican.va is still down, though they’re reportedly “working on it.” At least, I couldn’t get it to load. Anonymous says that they were protesting the long history of... Read more »

Child abuse: different types of abuse

Yesterday, I posted about grieving about missing my siblings, and have gotten a tremendous response from from absolute strangers. Thank you, everybody, for your kind words. Words are so helpful, and will carry me through the third anniversary of being disowned. And if you’re the praying type, I do appreciate the prayers for the little... Read more »
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Grief

Grief. Noun. Means “deep sorrow.” Sometimes it hits me harder than others. One person I know describes it as if my little siblings are dead. I don’t know why, but it makes me more upset. I’m glad they’re not dead, but I am so sad that they are still living at home with our emotionally... Read more »