Fear: What’s a Christian to do?

What. A. Summer. News of late (that could mean 2 weeks or 18 months, with the way things are going) has had something for everyone. Wars? Check. Natural Disasters? Check. Assassinations? Political unrest? Threat of job loss? Check, check, check. There is much to fear in this world. And yet.....we are told over and over…

Is This the Kind of History Worth Celebrating?

They say it’s a historic week. A week where a woman took the oath for the second-highest office in the land. If that were all, I could applaud. Yet the tragic irony is that this same woman and the administration she is part of are determined to do everything in their power to decimate the…

The Most Important Result for Election 2020

From every side the battery of voices is telling us this is the most important election of our time. While every election matters for how it will at minimum set the course for the next few years of a nation, Election 2020 feels like a choosing between two very different narratives of America’s past, present…

In remembrance: I am one of the women silently grieving the loss of a baby

This post was originally sent as a Live Action email on October 15, 2020, for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.  The spotting started while we were out of town celebrating my brother’s wedding.  I frantically googled every day, playing doctor while the whisper of fear started to form a knot in my stomach. Four…

The Hypocrisy of Modern Feminism

Last week, the President nominated a woman to fill the newly vacant seat on the Supreme Court and feminists everywhere cheered. Once again, a woman would be presiding on the highest court of the land, bringing her impressive legal history and intellect to bear on some of the most consequential cases of our time. She…

The Death of RBG in a Time of Incivility

By now you probably know that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday.  I don’t line up with all, or probably many, of her ideologies. But what I can absolutely admire and applaud is that she was a woman raised in poverty who didn’t let her beginnings make her a victim. She was a…

The Only Way Forward During This Chaos

Y’all still standing? What a couple of weeks this has been. Or perhaps longer. In quarantine, time stands still and yet somehow, we’re nearly half way through June. I have been sitting here for days (weeks?), trying to put words together to say something about the social unrest, about the searing wounds opened and bleeding…