On the topic of faith, sometimes I feel a lot like Stinky in this picture- there's a huge ocean around me, but I'm looking at the small stuff on shore.
I believe in family. I believe that it extends beyond genetics and time and death.
I believe in love, and that you don't choose it, but you can choose to nurture it or not.
I believe in miracles- big and small.
I believe in my chosen religion, but I don't believe it is perfect. I'll gladly discuss it with parties who are curious, but not antagonistic. I believe that my time is valuable and fighting over faith wastes it.
I believe in carbs.
I believe that it is okay to question and doubt.
I believe conversation is always better than conflict.
I believe in equality, and I try to reconcile that with my faith. This is something I've tried for more than a decade. I believe there is an answer, but none that I've reached have set right in my heart. I keep looking and praying.
I believe that being defensive accomplishes nothing but building a wall. I believe you can soften someone's heart more by being a friend than you can by being an enemy.
I believe in cookies.
I believe in a God who loves you and me. I believe it's cool if you believe in one that is different, or don't believe in one at all.
I believe in your right to believe in whatever gets you through, and I hope you do, too.