Dear Millennial, You are feared above all else (at least until the next generation has more purchasing power), and are more mysterious to the previous generations than the ocean floor. You have no time bullshit, and all the time for beauty. Apparently, that’s a problem. I know, I am frustrated, too. You were raised not […]Read More A Love Letter to Millennials
When my daughter was born, I used to wrap her tightly to my body using a long strip of fabric. Wearing her helped me get things done throughout the day – whether household or work outside the home. I would wear her while doing laundry. I would wear her while washing dishes. I would wear […]Read More Held
** In the wake of the marches on Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11th and 12th I have decided to write about my journey (still in progress) of divesting myself of whiteness, and some of the things I’ve learned along the way. Before getting in to discussions explicitly pertaining to race, I believe it will be […]Read More Confession
One of the most sure-fire ways to get under my skin is to cop a grandiose (and often far-reaching) “Well, the Bible clearly says…” in the middle of a conversation about the intersection of faith and policy and our shared life together as humans flying through space on a living rock. There’s not much about […]Read More The Story
“Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came.” […]Read More Brother Thomas
I started 2016 off the way I start every January – full of drive and optimism with a carefully color-coded planner and a pile of books to read. I know I’m not unique in this, almost everyone I know becomes more ambitious, dedicated and idealistic as January 1 draws near. I went to Florida […]Read More “F*ck this” and Farandolae – 2016 in Review
I hated listening to people talk on the radio or recordings for a very long time. I blame my Mother’s love of listening to talk radio when I was a child. (Can’t we just listen to music please???) My husband, Ben, on the other hand, puts on a podcast whenever he’s doing any sort of […]Read More Finding God in the Waves: A Book Review
When Ben and I first drove up to Milwaukee from West Virginia six years ago, we missed one tiny split on the highway around Chicago – it was one small lane change. Unfamiliar with the landscape of the midwest, we drove for an hour before we realized we were getting deeper and deeper into rural […]Read More Deconstruct:Reconstruct – The Summum Bonum
I’m keenly aware of my own propensity to self-destruction.
I forget, easily and frequently that I am a beloved person, made in the image of God to lovingly display who God is to those around me.Read More You’re good.
Evangelical Christians often champion the ‘sanctity of life.’ This phrase typically refers only to abortion. Many Evangelicals argue that a culture that allows legal abortion does not truly value human life. While many Evangelicals have fought against abortion for decades, we have yet to see a movement that expands the idea of ‘sanctity of life’ […]Read More Justice in Education for All