Sophia Vilceus

Sophia Vilceus
Sophia is the author of “Late Conversations with my Late Mother” and “The Last Pew: Journeying Back to God’s Will After an Affair.” She currently serves as an English Professor at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Recovering From Church Hurt

Recovering From Church Hurt
I spent the majority of my twenties growing in an amazing mega-church, with incredible leadership, sound preaching, and moving worship. As wholesome as my experience was, I struggled to find and maintain a sense of community-- something that became increasingly more important to me as I matured in years and in my faith. Eventually, I moved out of state and was intentional about finding a ...

God Has Your Back

God has your back
God has your back even when others plot to stab you in it. Faith is... Knowing that no weapon formed against you shall prosper.

Laying Aside the Sin That Just Won’t Let Go

letting go of sin
“...let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” Hebrews 12:1 There are some things that just do not tempt me--not because I'm holier than the next person who struggles with that...

Finding Peace When Your Prayers Go Unanswered

When Your Prayers Go Unanswered
Finding peace when your prayers go unanswered can be hard, but you must remember not to let your feelings get more powerful than your faith.

Learning to Give It To God

giving it to god
I was lugging my medium-sized purse, filled with panty liners and lip gloss. Over the other shoulder, hanged my work-bag, overstuffed with my laptop and papers still in need of grading. Both of my hands were carrying a crate, that also encompassed my lunch-bag, now empty bowls from lunch, along with my water bottles and coffee mug from the day. With...