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Living in Annapolis, MD for right now - I'm wife to Gregg, mom to Micaela. Detoxing from "religion" and hanging on hard to Christ. Nothing else much matters.

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    Suspicious Communities and Hopeful Vicars in BBC’s Broadchurch

    I am still recovering. This hasn’t happened in awhile. For a variety of reasons our family was home all summer in the delicious humidity which is Annapolis. I’m pretty sure I watched more BBC in two months than I have in my entire life. Yet nothing gripped me enough to write. Until now. Until Broadchurch. […]

    “He Will Be a God to Them”: The Confused Christology of the Man of Steel

    Despite the warnings on Rotten Tomatoes, I found myself in the theater watching Man of Steel. I’d decided this was the film I wanted to see on my birthday and, critics be darned, I was gonna see it. Really should have listened to the critics this time. For some reason I’ve been obsessed with superhero […]

    What’s Love Got To Do With It?

    “And I want love to change my friends to enemies, change My friends to enemies, and show me how its all my fault … And I won’t let love disrupt, corrupt, or interrupt me” – Jack White in “Love Interruption” I’ve been struggling these past months, through and past Lent and into Eastertide, with what […]

    Of Wolves and Tax Forms: A Lenten Devotion

    “There are wolves at my door, Father. Wolves that exist, and ones I imagine. They want to come in, and rend me.  They snuff at the foot of the door, and paw at the windows. This little hovel I fill threatens to give way to their press. I am never free from them, or from […]

    Keep Calm and Call the Midwife

    “But does the church preach that salty message? Not as I hear it, it doesn’t. It preaches nutra-sweet religion of test-passing, which is the only thing the world is ready to buy and which isn’t even real sugar let alone salt. In spite of all our fakery, though, Jesus’ program remains firm. He saves losers […]

    Looking Inward, East of Eden: How a Soul Feels Its Worth

    I think this is the best-known story in the world because it is everybody’s story.  I think it is the symbol story of the human soul … the greatest terror a child can have is that he is not loved, and rejection is the hell he fears. My past two weeks, per usual, have been […]

    Coming Soon to Theaters: The Christmas Love of Les Mis

    “Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy” (Matt. 5:7). In the MacDougall house we are waiting with bated breath for tickets to go on sale. No, we’re not Twihards. We’re talking Les Miserables. The new movie/musical comes out Christmas Day. We might spend the whole day in the theater and what better way […]