Most good stories begin somewhere in the past. While some avoid looking back, I find that looking back nearly always informs how I want to move forward, even when I’m stuck. As a young adult, I was drawn to the discussion of ideas, introspection, deep thinking, and conversations with adults. This is my journey to becoming a writer.
leaving christian science
Never exposed to the role of blood in biblical Christian theology, I couldn’t fathom what blood had to do with one’s faith. But, as I learned more about God and what he did for me through the actual person of Jesus Christ (not the “Christ idea”), I slowly started to understand this ‘blood of Jesus.’
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been one year since releasing Leaving Christian Science:10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ into the world. So many good things have come…
When I left Christian Science in my twenties, I didn’t know much about how to study the Bible.
Everyday occurrences can trigger past hurts in ways that are difficult to understand. Trauma isn’t easy to wrap your mind around and having hope during difficult times isn’t common. Those of us with difficult journeys out of harmful relationships, addictions, or damaging religious groups are frequently reminded of our brokenness when things don’t go as planned. The year 2020 was not a stellar year for having a sense of control over our lives, yet there can be purpose and growth in navigating through these difficulties. Through understanding and looking deeper at things, we can embrace being broken by trauma, and approach being healed by hope.
If ever there was a skill to obtain before attempting to write a book, it would be endurance. I’ve wanted to write a book for most of my life, but despite the desire, finding the time seemed implausible once I started my own public relations consulting business and began having kids. Several years ago, I made a move to pivot and shift my career no matter what it would demand of me.