The Idolatry of Man

By Cassi Cox I didn’t know the reality of God God didn’t dwell Not near me Not amidst those I experienced every day I didn’t see God Feel God Know God Touch God I was never loved In a way that showed me that God is real Present Active In us, among us, between usContinue reading “The Idolatry of Man”

It’s Me. Hi. I’m the Problem

By Cassi Cox  If you have not heard the new Taylor Swift Song, Anti-Hero, you must be living under a rock. You also cannot read this blog any further and actually understand what I’m talking about, so here’s the link to the lyric video on Youtube.  If you didn’t know that I am a Swifie,Continue reading “It’s Me. Hi. I’m the Problem”

Sodom and Gomorrah

By Cassi Cox Have you ever gotten up during service and left, or even just taken a break mid-message?  I never used to. I felt guilty, walking out during the message. I thought about how it impacted the pastor, seeing someone leave and not come right back.  Over the course of the last year, IContinue reading “Sodom and Gomorrah”

Silent No More

If scrolling social media when I have 47 other things I should be doing is my toxic trait, you’re all coming down with me.  Don’t even make that face; you know it’s true.  Scrolling when I should have been cleaning is exactly what I was doing when I stumbled upon a post from a casualContinue reading “Silent No More”

“A People United Will Never Be Divided”

Cassi Cox I was watching a fabulous Hulu Dramedy this Sunday afternoon while navigating my way through laundry mountain when I heard this chant in a protest on screen.  I’ve heard it before. You probably have too. It’s been used in countless protests for years.  “A people united will never be divided”…  It gets usedContinue reading ““A People United Will Never Be Divided””

Cross Country Saved My Life

I know, I know. It sounds so melodramatic.  It’s true though. I’ve written before about my Jr. High Cross Country Coach being the first adult to tell me that my life could be different, and that I didn’t have to live the same life as the adults I was surrounded by. Coach B was theContinue reading “Cross Country Saved My Life”

Boundaries Aren’t Easy

An Introduction To Cassi “I no longer make allowances for abusive people. I no longer justify it under the banner of, “but they’re family…” I’m not a child anymore and I’m certainly not naive and helpless. I have a choice here too, and I choose not to participate.”  Recently, I drew a hard boundary. ToContinue reading “Boundaries Aren’t Easy”

Eighteen Years

By: Cassi Cox Eighteen Years. It seems like so much and so little all at the same time. Eighteen years ago this May I graduated from high school. It was supposed to be the best summer ever, but instead I experienced my first real battle with depression. I’ve had a few major depressive incidents inContinue reading “Eighteen Years”

It Starts Sooner Than You Think

It’s time to talk about something that is going to make all of us uncomfortable. When does sexual perpetration actually begin? It is commonly understood that predators often have multiple victims prior to actually being convicted of sexual assault, but we rarely talk about when and how this emerges.  The verdict?  According to the USContinue reading “It Starts Sooner Than You Think”

It’s More Than a Pretty Ribbon

by Jennifer Brierly Are you aware that gastroparesis awareness month is in August. What about National Pediculosis prevention month? Do you know when that is? What that is? (Lice and September.) Many of us are vaguely aware of some of the more well publicized awareness months. We might have ribbon magnets on our cars or pinnedContinue reading “It’s More Than a Pretty Ribbon”