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White is Not a Language

What is that old flag doing in his hands? The punch in my gut also brought the tears. Today I weep for and with the people of Charleston. The more I think about the one who held that old flag, the more I want to shout, You don't get to speak for our Humanity! Racism, you don't get to win. Even on days like today when it feels like it could. Lord Jesus, help … [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

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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...]