A Grief Observed, Part 1

Sharon Current Events, Theology 4 Comments

In the past couple days we have all been reeling in the wake of the Virgina Tech shootings. To be honest, I still can’t believe it. How could this happen? How could that young man so callously target student after student after student, and shoot them in cold blood? It’s truly horrifying. In memory of those who were killed, Duke …

"I Want to Kill the Parachurch"

Sharon Church, Ministry, Theology 2 Comments

Don’t worry, those aren’t my words. The man who made this statement was a pastor of a church in California named Francis Chan. You may have heard of him–he’s probably one of the greatest up and coming pastors in America today. And while I have no idea if he made this statement for dramatic effect, or if he sincerely desires …

Thoughts on a Scandal

Sharon Current Events, Theology 0 Comments

This week the press has been buzzing with the news that the charges against the Duke lacrosse players have been dropped. “Vindication!” has been the cry of the players, their family, their friends, and many members of the Durham community at large. Finally, this long nightmare has come to a close. Finally, they are given the title they so rightly …

My Latest Crush

Sharon Girl Stuff, Relationships 1 Comment

I don’t know if people ever read the comments posted in response to my writing, but I wanted to clarify a comment from my last post that referenced my crush on a guy named “Joseph.” Well, I hate to disappoint in case any of you were trying to figure out who this mysterious “Joseph” is, but the Joseph she’s referring …

Easter is More than an Anniversary

Sharon Discipleship, Seasonal, Theology 0 Comments

Over the years, God has made me increasingly aware of how greatly my daily habits shape me. The more I watch popular t.v. shows with teeny tiny actresses, the more I feel insecure about my body. The more I complain about things, the harder it is for me to recognize the gifts in my life and be content. And the …

Don’t Worry, I’m ok!

Sharon Girl Stuff, Relationships 1 Comment

So after my last post I have received quite a few phone calls and e-mails from people who wanted to make sure I was alright. Apparently I have a flair for the dramatic…and there might have been a little “that time of the month” mixed in there too. 🙂 But don’t worry, I’m fine. Everyone has bad days and bad …

Women Can Be Warriors Too

Sharon Discipleship, Girl Stuff, Relationships 2 Comments

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you feel like every man in the world is a dog, and you will never find one good enough to marry? This has been one of those weeks. In the last seven days alone, I have had several guy friends who I trusted and respected put me in extremely compromising situations …

Love Thyself

Sharon Body Image, Girl Stuff, Self-esteem, Theology 1 Comment

A couple days ago I was talking to a friend about a book she’s been reading that’s been really encouraging to her. The book deals with lies that women tend to believe about themselves, which is definitely a relevant topic to women, so I took a look at it. As I glanced over the Table of Contents and read the …