“Only He is my Rock and my salvation; my stronghold, I shall not falter (Psalms 62:7).” I like this verse because it seems like a classic expression of devout faith. So often, people who I know who don’t identify as Orthodox (myself included) feel the need to couch their beliefs in some way. It’s awkward to talk about faith in God when you’re not ‘religious’ and it’s definitely not something that regularly comes up. You end up speaking in hypotheticals and non-declarative statements a lot of the time, which takes a toll when it comes to authenticity. I’m proud of my beliefs, and I do a lot of internal work on figuring out how my insides match up with my outward expressions. So how can I be stronger in expressing that?