Honestly, I don’t like church when it doesn’t apply to me. I mean, what is the point? (Daaaaamnn, Savvy…real talk here… – Rachel 😉 ) The same goes for women’s ministry. Yes, I’m talking about those late morning brunches with pastries and strawberries, craft evenings, going-through-how-to-be-a-woman-of-God book evenings that are just a few examples of what encompasses women’s ministry (at least in my experience). Now … Continue reading Is Women’s Ministry More Than Motherhood?
It started by reading a viral blog post titled ‘men prefer debt-free virgins without tattoos’ as well as the follow up post. These blog posts for me brought up issues that I had growing up in the church as a young women. I had flashbacks of being a young 14 year old girl entertaining a baby at church and being told by an older man that … Continue reading I Don’t Care What Men Prefer
“Rachel, are you joining?” A woman at church points to a stack of paperbacks in her Amazon Prime box. I stare. Open my mouth. Close my mouth. “The women’s Bible study?” she adds. Oh. Bible, good. Women, good. Studying together, good. “Yes,” I say. She hands me a copy of the study book. I examine the Instagram-perfect cover: Seasons of Waiting: Walking By Faith When … Continue reading What I Long for the Most
I never thought that I would go to university, even though everyone always told me that I should go. I didn’t think of myself as going to university type. I didn’t want to go into either ten thousands dollars of debt or thousands pounds of debt. Honestly, I never considered university was a plausible option for me. Then six years ago, out of the blue and … Continue reading Savvy’s Weird Education Journey
Guest blogger Sarah Joy “Shine” Curtis threw away her purity ring. Spoiler: she gets another one. Why? Read on: When I was sixteen, my dad and I went to Olive Garden and he gave me the ring. It was accompanied by a mini-speech about his heart for me and my future love life. That it all comes down to him wanting the best for me. That … Continue reading Why I Got Rid of My Purity Ring
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?
I’m often frustrated at the words I write. The words and ideas seems so grand and powerful in my head. Then comes the tricky business of translating ideas and words onto paper or onto computer. I try it out. The effort seems so flat and dull. I try again. I try again, and again and again. The words may become more clarified but I am … Continue reading Frustrated Genius Fizzles
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
“Do I look like a crazy person?” My hair floats around my face like dandelion fluff and my skin is red and sweaty. The only thing I’ve eaten today is coffee. Last night, I slept on the couch by a portable air-conditioner. My friend, who’s eating chicken while seated on the kitchen floor, looks at me and says: “A little bit.” It’s been a busy … Continue reading Having My Own Apartment