Let Us Be Women Who Love: In Afrikaans?

I was contacted by an Afrikaans Christian magazine in South Africa today, asking permission to publish an excerpt of the Manifesto (Let Us Be Women Who Love) in their November issue. They’ve taken the initiative to translate the excerpt into Afrikaans. They did a good job of translating the words. But my heart was raised […]

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 […]

That Old Blue Sleeping Bag is Story #FMF

I sent her off to her first sleepover with my old-ish, blue sleeping bag. It’s the sleeping bag we bought at Cape Union Mart in Cape Town aeons ago, preparing for my first trip to Germany. I was 16. She’s 8 and she’s excited. She’s been preparing for two days for this sleepover. And her […]

What Do I Want to Read in This Book?

As I work on the book proposal, I asked myself this question today: What do I want to read in a book? Here’s what I scribbled in pencil on white paper at my desk this morning: In reading this, I want to become more of myself. In reading this, I want to gather up the […]

Sisterhood Rising: But What If They Don’t Like Me?

There was a fleeting moment, two weeks ago, when a small voice wanted to come sit on my chest: What if they don’t like me? What if they hate my guts? I was sitting in my office, preparing for the women’s retreat I was leading that weekend for the sisterhood at Cedar Grove Church. Four […]