Laura G Owens on June 6th, 2017

…I have no doubt I helped destroy my daughter’s faith in God. As Tina grew up, my higher power shifted from a His Will Be Done Christian to a genderless “divine force in the universe” with good intentions and a wry sense of humor. It’s pretty hard for kids to grab on to God when […]

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Laura G Owens on September 22nd, 2015

dope  adj. cool, nice, awesome   Title too flip for the highest Catholic? Just wait, some hip-hopper will pen a positive rap about Pope Francis.  He’s street. He’s of the people, all people. At least in tone, because when I stop swooning and take a look, his policies on church law haven’t changed. The Pope hasn’t reversed a […]

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Laura G Owens on October 6th, 2014

Image credit: Wikipedia   Excerpted from my essay “Jesus and Jello” I was raised with a la carte religion, a buffet line of a little bit here, a little bit there, mostly Methodist with a dash of Presbyterian. From time to time my mother brought my sister and I to our local church’s Sunday school […]

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Image source: By zole4, published on 17 September 2011 My teen daughter, once a frequent flyer at church with children and youth programs, now has to be dragged to church once a month. Sleep wins. I’m now fine with this. I’ve largely left mainstream religion and am leaning towards joining our Unitarian Universalist. My love […]

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