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 […]

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 with my family for dinner. I was fasting. Our Lifegroup girls, the circle of women who are heart friends and gather on Thursday […]

Freedom

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 world. Freedom! Freedom. FREE-dom. O, that we would all have such a passionate yearning, a revolutionary tenacity, a burning heart for Freedom. O, that we would sit in a […]

Returning to the Mother City

   In three days, I will fly off to the Mother City in South Africa. Twelve years ago, I stood in the Waterfront in Cape Town and took this picture. That day, Scott and I had just returned from a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent most of his years in prison during […]

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 […]