A lifelong student of religion and active churchgoer of 10 years, I recently journeyed out of Christianity in favor of loving others, myself, and the earth without the confines of religion. I wrote a book about my experiences. I hope this blog is a healthy and safe place to engage in conversation about spirituality, humanism, and atheism. I welcome comments from everyone, regardless of where you stand on spirituality. My goal is to lift others, not bring them down. I hope to increase awareness and understanding between theists and atheists and to respect the beautiful diversity within my human family.