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Description: A woman walks away from an angry church and says, "Not thy will but mine be done!" AT SOME POINT YOU MUST DEFY I speak with people every day terrified of making a decision, standing up for themselves, disagreeing, assuming agency for their own lives, walking their own path. Why? Because it means defying authority. And they've been warned their whole lives that that's the worse thing they can do. They've been taught to never trust themselves.Never to trust their own minds.Never to trust their own feelings. They've been obedient to the church and fulfilled all its expectations and doing...

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Description: A church with deep pockets full of money holds out an offering plate where a person is putting in more money... over the body of a sleeping unhoused person.

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Description: A woman walks away from a church. The pastor says, “She has a demon of deconstruction!” Another woman inside the church thinks, “Then why do I envy her?” DECONSTRUCT FOR YOURSELF. INSPIRE OTHERS Deconstruct for yourself. That’s the point: spiritual independence. Like the oxygen mask that drops down in front of you on a plane. That’s for you! Once you’re breathing fine, then you help your child with theirs. If you’re deconstructing, you may be accused of being selfish. You may feel selfish. After a lifetime of serving others, I decided it was ME time! I needed to take care...

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Description: A young woman walks down an isolated road pulling her suitcase... walking away from a church that is overshadowing her. Done With Church Sometimes I draw a cartoon like this... with more detail, shading, story. The last time I left the church, in 2010, I felt like this. Did you know it's okay to say, "I'm done with church!"? You might change your mind one day. But if that's how you're feeling now, then it's okay to own it now. Know your feelings. Own your feelings. Say your feelings. Walk your path.   With intention. Like the woman in...

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Description: A woman writes “Do not forsake the assembling of yourselves together (unless they treat you like sh*t!) DO NOT FORSAKE THE ASSEMBLING OF YOURSELVES TOGETHER Some suggest Hebrews, where this verse is found, was written by a woman. So I entertained that idea in this cartoon. It’s interesting to me that this one verse is the only one employed to demand that we should never stop attending church. There are more scriptures telling us more clearly that we shouldn’t eat shrimp than there are telling us to keep going to church. It’s also interesting to me, whether or not...

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