And It Was Good

We read the creation story from the Bible on Sunday. I was a little tentative going into it, because I’ve always been honest with my kids about my feelings regarding God and how I’ve taken the time to listen to my heart and have gone where it’s taken me. I’m open with them now, even…

When You Turn Into That Happy, Clappy Jesus Girl

When you turn into that happy, clappy Jesus girl, the one you swore you’d never be, the one you might have known in passing growing up, and pitied for her perceived lack of freedom, for her submission to the patriarchy, the one you secretly envied…when you turn into her, you cry a lot. Most often…

Little Woman

“I am angry nearly every day of my life.” Marmee tells Jo this in one of my most favorite moments from one of my most favorite books. I remember reading this when I was just shy of ten years old, sitting under a big tree in my backyard, still living in our quiet suburban neighborhood…

Hey, You

Yes, you! The one who is like me, a well-meaning white person who is all for social justice and working on being an ally. I have something for you. Actually, four somethings. Four incredible reads by wonderful authors who are members of a few communities we may claim to want to ally ourselves with. If…