I Wasn’t Raped, But I Was Still Violated

In Women by Caris Adel26 Comments

*trigger warning for abuse, victimization, assault, creeps* Curled up in the seat, turned toward the windows, I wish for this to be over.  I sleep.  I wake up, and he knows.  I try and pretend, but to no avail.  He’s talking again, taking on a familiarity that he hasn’t earned. ‘Please, Jesus,’ I beg.  Please let this plane land.  Please just …

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Living In Transit (A Guest Post)

In Spirituality, Women by Caris Adel8 Comments

  This is a guest post from Kelley Nikondeha, one of the most fascinating people I’ve met.  The way she reads the Bible and talks about it widens my viewpoint every time, and her bicultural life is one I can’t even imagine.  I’m so excited that she’s here sharing her thoughts on how she lives her life.   I am a …

What I Learned On Summer Vacation

In Miscellaneous by Caris Adel1 Comment

I had an Indian in my class when I was in Kindergarten, and I had the biggest crush on him. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, that a real life Indian was in my class.  I remember being disappointed that there was no feathered headdress that came with him (like he was a toy).  Other than that, it …

a 36-hour road trip and some churchy thoughts

In Spirituality by Caris Adel1 Comment

Journey. Spiritual Journey. When churches talk about being on a spiritual journey, what are they really talking about? ******************** During our first summer of being married, my husband and I decided to take a road trip.  We didn’t have the money or vacation time to take a real vacation, so the question was, what can we do in a weekend?  …