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 today, I am making another kind of declaration and it fits completely with this day. It needs to, because right here is where my […]

All I want for Christmas is a brand new world.

In the past 24+ hours, it’s felt like Heaven has been downloading a story to my heart. Background music to this story is Chantal Kreviazuk’s “Invincible” and specifically the words: I’m not the same old girl, no. I want a brand new world. (Can you hear her just belting it out? Love that girl. But, […]

A Powerful Question for God

I shared something–a question I learned from a friend–that feeds my soul over on sheloves magazine.com today: A good friend told me how her daughter’s Kindergarten teacher is instilling an intimate prayer life in her young students. The teacher gave each student a heart balloon, set in paper feet with the words, “How did I […]

How do you guard a heart?

Picked up Paulo Coelho’s “By the River Piedra I sat down and wept” on Sunday at the deliciousness that is MacLeod’s Books. I’m on the final chapters of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, but let’s just say this one had me at hello, a.k.a. the Author’s Note: “But we must never forget that spiritual experience […]

He Died Right into It. (Thankful & extreme thoughts on Good Friday.)

Good Friday. We enter into the darkest place of death. The blackest, most hidden corner of our human souls. The most horrific stories on the earth. But, even still, we enter this story as bystanders—spectators. We watch as one man enters the scope and finality of Death—stretched over history and future—and dies right into it. […]