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I am an Immigrant 

I am an immigrant. I know what it feels like to be completely out of place. Out of sorts. Out of language. Out of body. Out of country. I know what it means to start from nothing. No friendships. No strength. No community. I know what it feels like to have the days stretch into more days for months on end. I have to look for everything. Where to buy a pair of scissors in … [Read More...]

Contemplation

This is a Time for Maturity

This is a time for maturity.  We need Mothers. We need women who grow into maturity and take us under their wing and remind us to, Breathe. We need women who … [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...]

Activism & Justice

The Returning of the Bodies of Women

There is a RETURNING. It is happening in the headlines and it is happening as one woman at a time, shares her story. It's been bubbling up—you may even call it a … [Read More...]

When We Fast

I made Greek ribs and steamed rice and a big bowl of salad. Chunks of feta cheese. We placed it on the table and Scott and the kids gathered. But I didn't sit down … [Read More...]

Global Community

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

We Write Our Ideas on the Earth: Reflecting on 2016

We sat around the table for brunch, pulling apart steaming pieces of gooey cinnamon buns. Land of Nod is a holiday tradition and sometimes a birthday tradition in our family and this year we even did it on Valentine's Day. As we shared our three highlights … [Read More...]

Juicy Living

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...]