Keep Wearin’ Them Pants

Back in the day, I went to school with a girl from a Pentecostal family.  I’d never seen her wear pants to school – always a long dress or a long skirt.  I asked her one day why she never wore pants to school, and she said, “It’s against my religion for girls to wear […]

Clue Theory

A large portion of the Internet is buzzing about tonight’s big debate between Ken Ham, the Answers in Genesis guy, and Bill Nye, the Science Guy… guy.  And of that large portion, two swathes of Internet are taking their usual sides and hoping to see theirs prevail tonight.  The usual sides, to oversimplify, go like this… “Six-day creation is […]

The “Reward” for Honesty

Years ago, I came to the conclusion that my depression was 1) not the result of circumstances alone, 2) approaching the realm of dangerously-out-of-control, and 3) not going to go away without help.  So help was what I sought.  I went to a counselor, and I also went to my doctor, who prescribed an antidepressant. I […]

Being Kind is Tiring

I think I’ve finally come up with a way to articulate what drove me out of church (leaving aside that one time when I was actually invited to leave).  It’s an attitude that gets projected a lot, and I’m not sure people even know they’re projecting it, because it’s highly unflattering.  It goes a little […]

What does that make me?

Originally posted on Facebook, July 4, 2011. *** I’ve had a song on continuous loop today by the David Crowder Band, punctuated by a couple phone calls… The day is brighter here with You The night is lighter than its hue would lead me to believe Which leads me to believe… “Hey Jen, it’s [former client’s […]

I Pray Like a Counselor

For those of you here from Facebook – look, I decided to turn my annoying notes into a blog! For those of you here from the other blog – look, I have a life off stage too! And for those of you who stumbled on this and had no idea there was an “other blog” […]