A BLESSING FOR BELONGING

That you may find an invitation And a room with a red couch. A place where lights are dimmed, candles are lit and it’s well known that this is a sacred space. That you may find a place where there’s a cup of warmth in winter and refreshment in summer. That you may find what you […]

How Old is Sisterhood?

At first, you may simply see five women. Five women in a living room on a Thursday night. A husband who stood on the landing to capture the picture. Low light. Grainy iPhone quality. Five women marking a moment. If you lean in, you’ll learn this: These are five women who love Jesus. Five women who […]

Work, Interrupted.

So many of Jesus’ miracles happened along the way … While he was going somewhere else, doing something else, giving attention to someone else. – There’s the woman with the issue of blood, reaching through the crowd to touch Jesus’ robe, while he’s on his way to see Jairus’ daughter. – There’s the Syro-Phoenician woman tugging […]

Friendship As Liberation

“We cannot say that in the process of revolution someone liberates someone else, nor yet that someone liberates him or herself, but rather that people in communion liberate each other.” –Paulo Freire, Communion as Liberation (via Inward/Outward) We were sitting around the dinner table in Bujumbura. At the Marquee, an outdoor restaurant which reminds of a treehouse, with […]

Friday Night in the Downtown Eastside: Drinking from a Deep Well

There were seven of us girls hanging out at the Great Room last night. I imagine this is what Gwen dreamed about when the Great Room was still just an idea. I imagine her to dream about a place where women could come into a safe, beautiful environment, find sacred space, friendship, grace and love. […]