The Lord ain’t my shepherd

Cal in Color

When I would ask about my absent dad, my mom would tell not me to worry, reminding me of my Heavenly Father watching over me from up above. I love you, Mom, but that’s crazy talk. I don’t want white Christ watching over me as much as I don’t want
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Do it anyway

Heading West

I’m still unlearning the mindset that mental illness is a result of personal failure, a concept Carrie spent her life debunking.
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God isn’t straight

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People love hearing coming out stories. People either assume that I met resistance from my family (I didn’t) or that I led a tortured childhood.
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Signs and wonders

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Sufjan Stevens takes the aspects of Christianity that hurt me the most — an unhealthy focus on death and brokenness — and confronts them.
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A Catholic’s conundrum

Thanks to an abundance of crucifixion statues, we accustom ourselves to death early on, though our tiny bodies can’t yet comprehend the apex of human agony.
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