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 rising. These stories—these truths, once hidden in shamed places—are rising into the Light. Telling our stories is refusing to let what was done to us to have any more power over us. We are taking back our … [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

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...]


After South Africa, I hear the word “FREEDOM” and I can’t hear it without the echoes of millions of voices, crying out for freedom around our … [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

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...]