1. Calm interactions with my mother.
  2. A more hopeful singleness.
  3. Debating with other Christians, hours over what now seems such small differences.
  4. The vocabulary. Witness. Amen. Testimony.
  5. All the hugging. I'm not a hugger, but it was nice to have a place for it.
  6. The duality of being a religious liberal person.
  7. Unquestionable security in death.
  8. Communion.
  9. Feeling I was carrying on a heritage.