Ten Years

Ten years ago, I hit publish for the first time. My ideas of blogging were naïve. It felt strange and vulnerable to share my words with the whole wide world. And that’s what the internet and a blog meant to me. My heart raced as my finger hovered over the mouse. I hesitated. Inhaled and…

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#AmWriting

Last week, I participated in a writing challenge. I typically resist those kinds of things, but thought it would help my writing groove. I’m not sure my groove is any better. At the very least, it stirred my creative juices and I finished the challenge. It pushed me in several ways: First, it was an…

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Biblical Womanhood?

I can’t write about The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth by Beth Allison Barr without telling part of my story. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know the name of Jesus. My family and I attended a Baptist church off and on until I was around…

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Here I Am

Today, the first day of spring, coincides with a new season in my life. Yesterday marked the ending of a job I liked and knew how to do well, in a place I’d settled into. I could have stayed. In many ways, it would be easier to stay. But staying would mean I’d have to…

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Wake Up, Sleeper

I’m a student at heart. My mom always said I was her most curious child. She’s not the only one exhausted by my perpetual curiosity. Others who know me say the same. I love to study. I enjoy challenging conversations, and I listen to other views. Because of this, I assumed I was immune to…

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God’s Best Arrangement

I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know the name of Jesus. My family and I were around the Baptist church and its people a lot of the time when I was a girl. Just As I Am was the favorite hymn for the weekly altar call. I was baptized in front of the…

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Prayer In the Night

I knew what to expect from Tish Harrison Warren on her second book Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep. Her first book, Liturgy of the Ordinary is a beautifully written guide book and personal essay on how to practice a holy life in our ordinary days. Prayer in the…

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She Walked Before Us: Book Review & Giveaway

Two years ago, I asked God to help me read the Bible with fresh eyes. As I studied the creation story and women in the Bible in-depth, I realized how much my study was influenced by the lessons I learned as a girl from my parents and church, my current church environment, and secular culture.…

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My 2020 in Hindsight

How do we summarize a year like 2020? One way is NOT to use the words everyone else uses to describe it. So I won’t. I’ll do what I usually do in my year end posts: hit the highlights and some of the rest of the stuff that made my year. Be My Guest For…

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Will You Join Us?

In January, I began my blog series called Why I Left Giant Church Inc. It took nearly three years to learn about what happened to me and my family. Thankfully, those who experienced it before us, professional experts, and others shared their stories and knowledge. In one of the darkest seasons of our lives, these…

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