Category: I Quixed Faith Goodbye

Oh Lordy, by happenstance I stumbled over a butt-load of things I wrote from 2007-2009 when I first started to struggle with my Christian belief system. These were all saved to my Google Drive and I’m so glad I did. Thank you, former self! One of these documents contained results from an extensive Spiritual Gifts […]

Upon contemplating my last post I realize that my conflicted emotions about the #exvangelical movement stem largely from bitterness. Yep, I try to take ownership of my feelings even if they are considered negative. I’m going to see if I can unpack the bitter feelings as this response was surprising to me. From the get-go, […]

I created a Twitter account this weekend and I’m already thinking about deleting it. I have eschewed Twitter over the years, believing it to be evil incarnate. Really, Quix? Evil in the flesh. ::shrug:: I don’t know, friends I just like the way that phrase sounds. The truth of the matter is that Twitter is […]

As a protest to being forced to be “thankful” I was going to create a list of my pet-peeves. Then I thought of people in my life who have intentionally chosen to focus on what’s positive in their lives, not out of any denial nor delusion of their circumstances, but as a decision to frame […]

For the first time in many years I hung out with someone in real life, just the two of us. My co-worker suggested an ice cream shop and she and I spent four hours there chatting. It was delightful. A year ago she was my desk-neighbor at work and I found her so unique in […]

It’s a common misconception that human trafficking in the U.S. involves strangers kidnapping young women and taking them overseas to sell them into sex slavery. Well, that does happen but that’s not the typical story. Most often the young teen fall in love with a much older sweet-talking boyfriend who gives them the love that […]

Is “exploitation” too strong of a word for what happens in Christian ministry? I feel radical even in the suggestion. Certainly, Christians are doing good work. Christian charities are excellent in helping house, clothe, and feed people. But at what cost? There are many, many Christians with “good hearts” who would never want to hurt […]