fringe hallelujahs

Finding my Fringe Hallelujahs

I carried a book with me all day yesterday. We were at school at 7:15am and the bus dropped us back in front of the school at 8pm. It had been a full day on and off buses, chaperoning four 10-year-old girls. We moved between school buses and ferries, the Royal BC museum and the Legislative Assembly. I said YES to being a volunteer parent for Telah's Grade Five field trip to … [Read More...]



Circling Silence Seven Times

“Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.” - Mark 16:8 I woke up yesterday … [Read More...]


Cooking with Words and Sitting at the table of community

On writing, solitude, community and how our freedom is tied up in each other Writing, for me—even when I worked as a reporter—has always been solitary. Bum on … [Read More...]

Activism & Justice

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I Am a Jesus Feminist

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. The Girl Declaration is powerful and beautiful and I posted it on facebook and tweeted it out a few days ago. But … [Read More...]


How Did It Feel to be Hungry?

"Why do you do this?" I asked her. We were walking through the front doors at church, on our way to our cars in the parking lot and the rest of Monday. We'd just … [Read More...]

Global Community

18 for eighteen

eighteen for 18

"But perhaps God can take their sacrifice and also lay it on an altar in Connecticut today …" At 18:30pm last night, my nine-year-old started an 18-hour famine. "Eighteen for eighteen" they call it. All week, she's been walking around with her little … [Read More...]

Mary Theology


Remedies for a Weary Soul

There was that time when Scott and I wired a substantial chunk of money to a friend overseas we thought was in desperate need. It ended up being a scam—something my friend did not know about. We felt betrayed. We felt like fools. There was shame and shock. I … [Read More...]

Juicy Living

A Love Letter to my {broken} Body

A little background to this Love Letter: On Saturday, we launched a synchroblog on SheLoves magazine: A Love Letter to my Body and Megan Gahan led us in her beautiful letter to her own body. It was a first for us on SheLoves and Claire, our Wellness Editor, … [Read More...]