faith

We believed that we were always just one prayer away from seeing the fire. The fire was everything we hoped and prayed for and prophesized; we believed it could start with us.

Holy Fire: How My Pentecostal Faith Burnt My Life To The Ground

I was terrified of falling away from the faith I once believed in so strongly. We had to believe in the miracles because our day-to-day lives were so Read...
Carly Gelsinger    |   10.16.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
For the first time in my life, I was lost after leaving Evangelical Christianity. I watched the shores of everything safe and familiar wash away.

On Leaving Evangelical Christianity 

For the first time in my life, I was lost after leaving Evangelical Christianity. I watched the shores of everything safe and familiar wash away. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   07.2.18   |   SHARE
Culture
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A Santera Told My Future And Exposed My Deepest Fear​

Now and then, I think about what the santera revealed that day, how everything she told me comes true as the years go by. Read...
Maria V. Luna    |   03.27.18   |   SHARE
Minds

I Left The Church To Become A Witch, And I'm Never Looking Back

For the longest time, it felt like a dirty secret that I needed to hide from everyone. I left the church to become a witch! Read...
I regularly call upon personal saints whose sainthood only exists in my mind!

5 Extremely Specific Personal Saints I Pray To Regularly

I regularly call upon personal saints for help. Really specific ones whose sainthood only exists in my own mind, but they’re very effective. Today I’ Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   09.6.17   |   SHARE
Culture
Savannah came out as gay to her Mormon congregation while bearing her testimony. What her bishop did next was absolutely heartbreaking. (Image via YouTube)

Mormon Girl Comes Out As Gay To Congregation — Bishop Stops Her Mid-Speech

The idea is that you can say whatever you want, but most people know that there is a general script to follow when bearing one’s testimony. Coming Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.20.17   |   SHARE
Trending
Trust your life experiences. Believe yourself. Ask the questions, and be open to the answers that take you by surprise.

You Are Your Own Best Guru

On a practical level, being my own guru means that I trust myself. I can forgive myself when I make mistakes, and not get stuck in cycles of shame Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.14.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Maybe God blessed me with a miserable virus so I could take a little break.

To The Doctor Who Said "God Bless You"

*/ /*-->*/ No, I didn’t get a flu shot this year. Or last year. Um, or the year before. And last week, I had the flu. I went to the Medemerge 30 Read...
Erica Landis    |   03.13.17   |   SHARE
Essays