Category Archives: Hope

Pain & Grief election style

It’s my honor to know 3 young women who have shared transparent and very vulnerable stories this past week. Their stories may be yours, or very similar, or they may not resonate at all.  As humans we need empathy for … Continue reading

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One Tribe y’all

Gotta love the Black Eyed Peas. I sure wish this resonated with more people. Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh! Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh! Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh! Oh-whoa-oh! One Tri, One Tri, One tribe, one time, one planet, one race Its all one blood, don’t care about your face The … Continue reading

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when we say God is just ~

I’m reading Outlaw Christian by Jacqueline Bussie, and it is life-giving and authentic. Nothing sugar-coated or cliché. I love that, as so much of westernized Christianity is chock full of cliché, and small god mindedness. Right now, during this political … Continue reading

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Are you defined by what you are for? Or what you are against?

This resonates….  “Nothing true about God can be said from a posture of defense.” Cross-shaped love speaks for itself, but does not need to defend itself. The unique claim of the Church is that the worst thing that could happen … Continue reading

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On unnecessary outrage and fear toward Supreme Court decisions~

This past week so many posts flooded my news feed about recent Supreme Court decisions. Most were fair, balanced, compassionate, and loving, regardless if the author agreed with the Court. Yet, one of many posts by people in ‘Christian’ leadership … Continue reading

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On why my husband does what he does #ImmigrationReform

“Mr. Smith, I am writing to you today in appreciation for your wonderful help towards our case. We were all very fortunate to have found you. I will forever be thankful to you, for giving me the opportunity to get … Continue reading

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On desiring mercy and not sacrifice~

I have been on a spiritual journey of sorts most of my life. It has really intensified over the past 13 or so years, but especially the past 6 years. The intensity started over a short conversation with my daughter … Continue reading

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Dear Paw Paw, (5 years later)

We cannot believe you have been gone five years.  We miss you.  So much has happened we wish we could have shared with you along the way.  I know Sam misses calling you when he is on his way to … Continue reading

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Re: Judging well…

One thing I relearned this week is that people will always disappoint. It’s a lesson I have learned over and over again. Each time I am overwhelmed with gratitude for a God that is beyond gracious and ever-loving. It is … Continue reading

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In which Jesus is a feminist

“I want to raise tinies who rest in their God-breathed worth, who walk in the fullness and wholeness that comes from living loved. I don’t care much about the Romans Road or star charts or behaviour modification techniques. I want … Continue reading

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