My name is Casandra, Cassie for short. My mom was the one who named me and she has always loved to read. Especially anicent Myths and Shakespeare. I don't know why she picked such a conflicted and eccentric character. The spelling is a bit different but she told me when I was little that I was named after that character.
I am a single mother of two teenage sons. I am blessed to work delivering newspaper bundles and I also deliver to homes as an independent contractor. I work between 3 and 1/2 and 5 hrs. per early morning. 7 days per week. I also have a part time job as a cashier at a gas station. I was working there full time in spring and summer. However, though I get along with my boss and co-workers and I received raises for my work, I am paid better as an independent contractor for my time, that type of work is more up my ally, and it's just more gratifying. Also in Febuary of 2020 I started working at Project Respect too part time as a peer leader. It's great. I love to help people in whatever ways I can. Especially since they helped me as well once upon a time.
In my spare time I enjoy volunteering, reading, writing poetry and short stories, playing solitaire, learning new things and going for walks. I also enjoy listening to podcasts.
I have little in the way of credentials to weigh my thoughts, opinions or feelings on a subject against other people's. So in most cases you'll likely just want to take my contributions with a bit less seriousness than other people's. I enjoy learning but my formal education is extremely minimal. Still, I may occasionally chime in on something that piques my interest or that I have an opinion about. I am a fan of freedom of speech, even when it makes me seem like a fool. You cannot learn and you cannot help yourself or others if you do not listen and do not speak.
I am open minded, but slow on working through my thoughts on something. I tend to like to look at things from many perspectives.
I am baptized Lutheran and I have my faith and hope in God. I am not a new convert to Christianity, but I spent a lot of my pre-teen, teen and young adult years as a resentful and rebellious person. To be honest, I have no clue what God was thinking when he choose to save me from Death at the hands of my own rebellious stupidity. I made my bed I deserved to lie in the ruin of my own making. However, when I sincerely reached out, he saved me. I go to a Lutheran church but I am first and foremost a Christian and enjoy listening to Podcasts of Catholics and Lutherans. When I think of Lutheranism, Catholicism, and some other denominations, I tend to see them as different entry points to getting into a relationship with God and his Word. I am sure many people would fervently disagree with me on this. However, I tend to find more import in people getting to the point of hope and faith in God than the politics between the factions of faith in that same giver of Life, Love, and Mercy. Obviously, I do have some limits on this. I of course see issues as more and more churches, synods, and denominations adopt the idea that they should show support of a sin in order to love a sinner. We are all sinners, we all fall short. We are supposed to pray for correction in our sin. It is an act of pure arrogance to try to change God's rules to suit our desires. So I am not on board with that. At least that is what I think, though I am no theological scholar.
I guess I wrote quite a bit in the about me section. If you have anything else you'd like to know about me, feel free to ask.
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