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Let Us Be Women Who Love: In Afrikaans?

I was contacted by an Afrikaans Christian magazine in South Africa today, asking permission to publish an excerpt of the Manifesto (Let Us Be Women Who Love) in their November issue. They've taken the initiative to translate the excerpt into Afrikaans. They did a good job of translating the words. But my heart was raised in Afrikaans; it's the language of my mother and my … [Read More...]

Contemplation

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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...]

journal

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...]

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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

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"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

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...]

Juicy Living

I Have Wrinkles, Hear Me Roar

My eldest-with-an-attitude walked out of the room on Saturday morning, saying, "Mommy, I just saw something on TV that you need." Yes? My curiosity piqued, while rallying them to get ready for early morning swimming lessons. "It's for someone who has … [Read More...]