Letting the cat out of the bag / A call to be more gentle.

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There’s a lot of anger and vitriol in the Christian blogosphere and it makes me want to stop reading or interacting there. It seems to me like we’ve lost the spirit of love and are …

In the Case of Our Disappearing Women

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1 Once upon a time, long ago, before technology lit our eyes and mastered our days, a magic arose. And it moved with deliberate, mechanical precision to the heart of woman especially. This magic held abilities …

Church

October 23 2014

Deacons and Elders and Me

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In the church of my childhood they were all called deacons. The men who met once a month to lead the work of the church. Some managed the finances. Some oversaw the care of widows …

Family

October 23 2014

God is in the Text

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Parents know this: children save their biggest questions for the most inconvenient times. More often than not, the eventual result is more than grace to weary parents. My phone chimed. The text read: In the Old Testament, …

If only it was as easy as scrubbing it away

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Abrasive.   I think of a green can of Comet or of steel wool. Maybe even a salt scrub, a nail file, or microdermabrasion if I feel like it. I enjoy those. I think of a loofah …

Culture

October 22 2014

The Pledge We Make

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 Just the other day my friendasked So how are you doing?Each day she valiantly battlesCancer the Dragon so she hasno patience for palliative puffery.I shot her straight and told herof the blue sadness that hungheavy …

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