Anything I did value would often get shelved for the people I wanted to value me

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I would supress, shelve and ignore what I valued until one day I woke up and didn’t even recognise myself anymore. Yet when I became single, I found that I spent an almost unhealthy amount of time alone, this was however a necessary evil because in that time I picked apart everything I had ever known, I studied scripture, watched sermons, read self-help book after self-help book. I analysed, I tested and reanalysed. Eventually, started hanging around different people, I observed, took notes and after a lot of trial and even more error, I started to understand what I valued, more importantly I started to understand why I valued those things.

https://itsjustlikelife.blog/2021/08/26/the-gift-of-singleness

[Seeking wonder in a natural space that is sacred to others is a] kind of tension I want to try and resolve, even if it takes a long time, because it seems like the kind of tension that requires action, especially if I plan to keep visiting National Parks that once belonged to someone else

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Some of what made the experience feel so mystical to me, I think, is the fact of walking through a space that has accommodated so many rituals and prayers. Inevitably a place like that acquires a kind of glow.

https://brent-bailey.com/2021/08/13/devils-tower

The religion of whims and wants

Keywords: prolife , anorexia , bible , catholic , christianity , faith , famiy , god , jesus , life , news , politics , prayer , recovery

it is incredibly damaging — and confusing — for there to be a public figure, claiming to be Catholic, when actively contradicting the most fundamental teachings of Christ and His Church.

https://beautybeyondbones.com/2022/06/20/nancy-pelosi-the-new-cafeteria-christian

I want to talk about how the wait is an illusion

Keywords: impatience , waiting

Sometimes we (us Christians) deem waiting as being proof of being a better Christian and we (us again) condemn the impatient – “you just have to wait”, we say from our super high horses as if waiting for that thing they want is all there is to life. And yet, I think there’s an art to doing both. If the impatient didn’t exist, the waiters would do nothing. And if the waiters didn’t exist, the impatient would work with no sense of direction. Waiting allows for God to speak and direct but work allows us to walk out what we say we believe in. Waiting doesn’t have to be measured in weeks or years. It’s better to be discerning and obedient.

https://ashtons.blog/2021/07/15/i-cant-wait-and-you-shouldnt