Shared: “A Manifesto for Christian Women on Instagram” — Abigail Dodds

When I first got an account on Instagram, I didn’t think about it. I had a friend pressure me into it, telling me it was way better than Facebook. I said, OK, and signed up. And like most things in life, I was slow to the trend. I missed the first wave of blogging, I… viaContinue reading “Shared: “A Manifesto for Christian Women on Instagram” — Abigail Dodds”

the exchange: denying ourselves for something greater

No matter how hard I tried no matter how many to-do lists I made no matter how many new dresses I bought no matter how many new houses I moved into or new jobs I took or new creative projects I launched nothing would give me freedom. Nothing would relieve the dark blanket of depressionContinue reading “the exchange: denying ourselves for something greater”

thoughts on the UMC decision (and a few questions for the Love Warriors)

This week the United Methodist Church convened a special session of their general conference for the following purpose: “to act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward, authorized to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and to explore options to strengthen church unity.” In other words, to decide how the denominationContinue reading “thoughts on the UMC decision (and a few questions for the Love Warriors)”

groceries, gratitude, and letting God break in

I took all three of my boys grocery shopping today.   If you are a Mom, you probably flinched at that, right? Michael and I try with everything in our scheduling power to make sure that one of us can do the weekly shopping sans little ones, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out thatContinue reading “groceries, gratitude, and letting God break in”

Is intersectionality compatible with the gospel?

Is intersectionality compatible with the gospel? About 30 years ago, UCLA Law Professor Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality” in an academic paper on feminism. To hear Crenshaw define the term in her own words, click here. In the years since, the idea has grown legs and run away with what used to be theContinue reading “Is intersectionality compatible with the gospel?”

Approaching the New Year

As the year winds down, I’m breathing a sigh of relief. The week in between Christmas and New Years has always held a certain appeal- like a pause after finishing a great conversation and before beginning another. It’s a brief moment to re-group, to reassess priorities, to think about what is important and what reallyContinue reading “Approaching the New Year”

Where do we place our hope?

Where do we place our hope? Is it kept in a fragile jar waiting patiently on the shelf? Hidden in an upward gaze? Emerging from a heart turned open and ready for joy? Where do we rest the very essence of our thought and feeling (and trust and desire) about what we deeply want toContinue reading “Where do we place our hope?”