BrookeHoehneBlog

The blog is a diary of my thoughts. From fashion and travel to culture and recipes, but mostly a documentation of my life.   I started it at the recommendation of a sister of mine, who probably has a great deal of bias towards me and finds me to be mildly interesting.  In another life I was a farmer, or philosopher, or religious studies major, or potentially a hippie.  I have an interest in fashion but a no-excess, simplified version of it.  I find art and travel and culture fascinating so I'll write about it when it comes up. I’m a Christian Counselor by training and will be forever grateful to my educators for teaching me how to think.   I’m a pescetarian with mediocre cooking skills and an adventurous attitude, a.k.a. I’m trying new recipes all the time and totally failing quite often, to the chagrin of my ever-compassionate husband. After a long journey of infertility I am currently pregnant with our first child due in July, we're calling her Colette and we love her already. This is a place I will write things and show pictures of things…if you’re interested, join me. 

Find Me is an exploration of my faith through 5 perspectives within and outside of my faith tradition.  Start at the bottom and read up to follow along.  I am currently doing part one, a Torah study with an Orthodox Rabbi in Jersusalem over Skype and will write along the way.  It will be honest and messy and ocassionaly irreverent. Please forgive me, as I am not a theologian and will not pretend to be an expert on such matters, however I will often times pose questions that have an array of theologically proposed answers to them.  I won't attempt to present these formulated responses, because even as I understand them they still leave me in question. I hope that by lobbing the questions into the abyss without the knee-jerk theological response, that we might hear them differently, ask them ourselves, wrestle with the answers, and ultimately make peace with faith and the unknown.  Sometimes I'm humble about what I don't know, sometimes I'm arrogant and angry about what I think God should do, but mostly I'm flailing my arms about in the darkness hoping fiercely to find the full form of God.