I’ve been on a fairly long blogging vacation, and one of the things that has been on my mind a lot lately is my faith. It’s not something I talk about online much at all, but it’s a very stressful/difficult time. If praying is something you do, I would ask for your prayers. One of the better sources of inspiration in all of this is an author I happened to stumble on a couple of months or so ago, Rachel Held Evans. I recently read her book: Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions
I certainly do not agree with everything Rachel questions or believes, but something about her style of writing, her experiences, what she feels she’s learned, has meant a lot. It’s not the kind of book I can unconditionally recommend, I am sure I have friends that would wonder whats wrong with me, there’s several friends I’ve met via social media that I would highly recommend the book to as a far better look at what I personally believe Christianity to be about than what I hear from much of the mainstream “Christian” movement today.
But it was Rachel’s latest blog post that inspired me to write this (and provided my blog title!), it’s an incredibly insightful look at living in a social media/always connected world. At maintaining our humanness, while yet enjoying the benefits of the multitude of connections we all have. It’s a perfect example of why I appreciate hearing Rachel’s perspective on the wide range of topics she covers.
And I’m thinking it’s probably best I haven’t figured out how to categorize my blog posts, not sure this one fits with anything I’ve previously written!