I joined a Bible study that worries me

Mar 17, 2016 by

Recently, I sent a truly terrifying text: “I THINK I WANT TO JOIN YOUR BIBLE STUDY.” This text has been locked and loaded in my mind for months. I’ve wanted to join this group of women for their weekly...

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Reconciliation soup

Jun 2, 2015 by

I never knew you could make chicken noodle soup from scratch. Like sliced bread and chewy chocolate cookies, I thought there were secrets to making comfort foods that only grocery stores knew. In my family, if...

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I can’t breathe, but I’m listening

Dec 29, 2014 by

My son came home and told me that on his walk from school in our middle-class neighborhood, a police officer slowed down and tailed him and his two friends. His friends — one black, the other white —...

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A prayerful response to Ferguson

Aug 15, 2014 by

Asked why I raise my hands, I say a number of things: “I lift them to praise God for redeeming me.” My hands are holy because his hands were pierced, and so, I raise my hands. “I raise my hands to call...

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Practicing shalom with a Swiffer

May 5, 2014 by

On Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day this year, my kids did not see me in the illustrious career my father wanted for me, as a lawyer, or even my noble secondary choice of teacher. Instead I took...

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