A couple months ago, I opened an Etsy shop. I guess I needed a new hobby. I didn’t immediately realize it, but my shop, Two Wild Gingers, and this blog, Wide-eyed and Wild, actually have very similar missions. They’re both about hope – which is ironic considering I’m one of the most negative people I […]
Throughout my blogging journey, there’s been one question that continues to gnaw at me: “What’s the purpose of sharing my struggles with the world?” At first, my answer was, “Showing people that Christianity isn’t nearly as weird as it seems.” Then, it was about sharing my doubts and how I was overcoming them. At one […]
Belief is a decision to trust something or someone completely. Don’t mess with belief. It could change your perception of reality forever. But for the mercy of God will you ever find your way back again. I could have sought a second opinion. But I didn’t. I could have consulted with friends outside my church. […]
Incandescently hidden, But through a veil, Burnt orange mercy. Unresistant, Fire turns to stone, Innocence to wisdom. Sacred yet intimate, Eclipsed In moon’s mortal flesh For Earth to see A humble light.
While I consider myself a thinker, there are many questions I’ve never even thought to ask . . . until now. In my former life, all of the Christians I knew believed in the same interpretation of the Bible. I didn’t question this interpretation until I met Christians with different beliefs. Matthew 28:18-20 is generally […]
Lying in bed one night, I picked up a “feel-good” Christian devotional. “I am ever so near you, hovering over your shoulder . . .” For some reason, I literally looked over my shoulder. What I found, may surprise you. A tiny, barely moving speck caught my eye – a bed bug! Now, I won’t […]
Why do I write? What is my goal? Must I have a goal or is enjoyment sufficient? There are several reasons I write, but clearly, no reason is good enough to actually make me write on a regular basis: Enjoyment Mental health Sharing struggles, getting encouragement, encouraging others Entertaining people Building a platform for […]