I have always enjoyed paradoxes, the blending of opposites to make something new. I see paradoxes constantly around me but particularly in the nature of God. Especially when I do not understand the logic of His being. I was taught that God was real and listening so I have always thrown my questions in His face. My prayers as a child rarely felt innocent or … Continue reading How to Make Sense of a Paradoxical God
One of my favourite films of all time is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It’s my favourite, not only because of the beautiful shots of Iceland, Ben Stiller, and an evil Adam Scott, but ironically enough, Walter’s daydreams. Walter Mitty is a daydreamer and he daydreams constantly, causing him to miss trains and other pieces of important information. The whole premise of the movie is … Continue reading My Name is Savvy and I’m a Walter Mitty
Okay, so! Not long ago, I blogged about how I prayed for a woman who came into the coffeeshop where I volunteer. The woman shared with me how she was going through a difficult time so I prayed for her. Unfortunately, that was a rare moment. I can sometimes distance myself from sad people because I don’t want their sadness to rub off on me. … Continue reading Being Your Emotional Dumpster
This blog post has been a journey of sorts of constantly looking backwards, forwards, and sideways. I wrote about #MeToo a few months ago, making a stance that ultimately, our job is to support a victim of sexual harassment/assault and to encourage these victims to not be afraid to speak up. Until that blog post, I was silent when topics of sexual harassment or assault came … Continue reading Are We Free in Our Sexual Revolution?
My eye is drawn to the person standing on the sidelines of a group. The person who does not seem to interact. The person who does not seem to know anyone. I see lonely people everywhere, down the street, sitting opposite of me, and behind me. I know them because I was one of them. Sometimes I still am one of them. Once you have … Continue reading The Lonely Demographic
After Jesus, wine-tasting, and scandalous literary fiction, my next favorite hot topic is emotion. Past blog posts include: Feeling Offended, Feeling Paranoid, Emotional Labor, Hungover At Church, all that jazz. As a millennial very much entrenched in our self-care culture, I keep hearing: Be honest with yourself, be in touch with your emotions, don’t suppress negative feelings, introspect—habits that I’m told are healthy. Especially as a … Continue reading How To Be Resilient
Let’s start with talking about me. I have been called a hot mess. All-over-the-place. Picture a forgetful stiletto-snapping female who still smells of college. I make last-minute plans, stroll straight into compromising situations (read ‘When I Went to a Burlesque Show’), and flaunt my naïveté like knockoff Pandora bracelets. With that in mind, I found an article on Whole Magazine called ‘Work and the Modern Christian … Continue reading What to Do When You’re a Hot Mess
Trigger warnings: sexual harassment, sexual assault. It seems like everyone is talking about it recently. From the Harvey Weinstein scandal to the #MeToo trend, there has been a dialogue about sexual harassment and assault going on that has been making me think. Everywhere I look, it is there. All I have to do is go on social media to see my friends use #MeToo in order to … Continue reading Me Too: Why Speaking Up is Important
Come on, guys. We are Generation Treat Yo-Self. This I know, for Parks and Recreation—and an article in The Guardian—told me so. Dear my fellow co-blogger, Savvy: I realize this blog post is a bit of an objection to your post “Take Care of Yourself.” You wrote about the importance of self-care and I don’t mean to argue against you. Actually, if I may spoil … Continue reading Why I Don’t Care About Self-Care
I am not the kind of person who offers up politics as a conversation starter. Firstly, I rarely feel informed enough to argue a point in politics. Secondly, I tend to see that both sides have valid points but this tends to annoy people. Thirdly, I am a peace-keeper and politics have a way of disturbing the peace. Politics-talk seems to be more concerned with … Continue reading Should We Talk Politics?