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Friday

3

June 2011

72

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It’s All You: My 100th-ish Post

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Today marks my 100th-ish post.* As such, I decided the absolute most boringly indulgent thing I could do to celebrate it would be to write 100 things about myself (I’m not kidding– that’s really a “thing”). But with a blog already dedicated to my own thoughts, that’s just way too much of me, even for me. So today it’s all you. You’re the reason I get to tell my stories. Without you, I’m just a crazy person talking to herself and nodding in earnest agreement. And even though with you here I’m still crazy, your presence means I get to […]

Thursday

21

April 2011

61

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Pole Dancing, Revisited: Wherein Things Get Awkward

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When you write about pole dancing on your Jesus-y blog, you kind of imagine it’ll be a one time affair. And yet, here we are again: Pole dancing for Jesus. (But not. So very not. In fact, not at all. — Hang on, I’ll explain; I’m just a little skeeved out right now.) Ever since I wrote about my coincidentally simultaneous adventures in vacation bible school and pole dancing, search engines have graciously handed me numerous seekers, eclipsed in number only by those looking for boobs. I can’t be sure, but I like to think they’re not totally disappointed:  As […]

Friday

18

March 2011

37

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A Series of Confessions in Which I Impress No One

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It’s been a week since Lent began, and I’m off to a shaky start. For starters, I quite possibly shouldn’t even be writing this post, what with Jesus’ whole thing about not advertising your fast and all. But since nothing I’m about to say will sound remotely impressive, I think I’m going to go with the intent rather than the letter of the law on this one. (So slow your roll, Judgy Judgerson. I know you were itching to go there.) I wrote last week about seeking to give up that which charms me most so that I could focus […]

Monday

20

September 2010

9

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Writer, Blocked

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I swore I’d never write a blog post that was an apology for not posting. Who am I to apologize as if you’ve been waiting, expectant and anxious, in front of your computer screen for my glorious words, like a pining teenage girl beside her phone?  I’m not important enough to apologize, so I’m just going to state facts. I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve written, but I haven’t posted. I’ve begun a handful of posts and set them aside to wait for inspiration to catch up. I’ve completed a post but haven’t shared it, holding out for an […]

Monday

19

July 2010

21

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This Isn’t Your Grandma’s Christian Blog

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One of the blogs I read regularly is “Stuff Christians Like” by Jonathan Acuff, who has recently published a book by the same name. Inspired by Christian Lander’s blog, “Stuff White People Like,” SCL takes a satirical look at “the funny things we Christians do. And what they just might reveal about our faith.” Last month, Acuff asked his readers to share what they thought were the best Christian blogs. Some of the responses were the names of (relatively, in the Christian blogging community) high-profile blogs, some were of much smaller blogs, and several were flat-out self-promotions. It probably won’t […]

Thursday

13

May 2010

16

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Fantastically Worthless Confessions of a Self-Loathing Narcissist

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If you haven’t noticed that I have a wide and intense range of body/mental/emotional/spiritual issues, then this must be your first visit to my blog– welcome. I’m sorry you stumbled upon it at the height of my insanity; maybe you’ll be nice enough to stick around anyway and see if things calm down (I make no promises). Here’s the problem: I am a self-loathing narcissist. I have not had this confirmed by a professional, but I am certain nonetheless. You know how there are some people who just drive you crazy? Well I’m that person, to myself. Case in point: […]