Knowing and Dreaming; an Exercise in Grief

Knowing and Dreaming; an Exercise in Grief

Guest Post - Katie Koranda

I dreamed that I was at my grandparent’s house in upstate New York. They were dead, just like they are in real life. I was rummaging through cupboards, frantically trying to find a memento of their life.

“Where is the glass jar with Snoopy on it that she kept instant coffee in?!” I yelled to my sisters.

The house was mostly empty. I couldn’t find anything. I was crushed.

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Confronting a Spirit of Fear

Confronting a Spirit of Fear

Guest Post - Katie Koranda

Every morning, I stand in a circle with my coworkers as we rattle off prayer requests.

It’s a practice that I’ve never experienced at a workplace, and I like it. I like knowing what’s going on with the people I work with, and standing with them in solidarity -- in the good and the bad -- and bringing everything before God.

But I have to be honest. It’s also really hard for me.

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Finding Healing From Spiritual Abuse

Finding Healing From Spiritual Abuse

Guest Post - Katie Koranda

It has been nearly two decades since I stepped foot in Woodridge Christian Academy, but the Independent Fundamental Baptist church-turned-school remains the setting of a majority of my nightmares.

At 32 years old, I often wake up in a cold sweat after sleep has transported me back to those orange pews with Pastor Steinhaus (think Matilda’s Trunchbull) talking sternly about hell from the pulpit.

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