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 […]

My Heart Falls into its Anchor

I turned on the kettle and wiped down the counters. The kids were off to school and the house fell quiet for the first time in months. Two months of waking up with them, making breakfast, lunch and dinner and having family adventures. A week ago, we were driving home from the cabin and I felt […]

Loving Myself, A Woman

On rugby balls, Caterpillar boots, patriarchy, a piercing whisper from God and a red dress. In October I said Yes to a project created by Jonathan Brink of Civitas Press called The Practice of Love: Real Stories of Living into the Kingdom of God. I knew I had to write something. We had launched SheLovesmagazine.com a few […]

Immersion: In the Sanctuary of Women

“Mary … was a woman immersed in the Word, long before the Word immersed itself in her.” –Jan L. Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Women: A Companion for Reflection & Prayer. This will be my Christmas reading, thanks to the heads up by Heidi. I love Jan Richardson’s Sacred Journeys and could hardly wait for my […]

Advent post for Christine Sine's Godspace

I recently wrote a piece for Christine Sine’s Advent series: “Jesus is Near, How Do We Draw Close.” It really is about how I’m looking for Joy in my minivan life: “Joy in the Glorious, the Ordinary & the Dry.” I put a lot of heart into it and I’d love it if you’d check […]