Culture

April 10 2014

What a Woman Is Worth

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It began with a question even before I was born. Just a swell in my mother’s belly, I was punched by a hand that was meant to hold me. I was not even here yet, and …

Don’t you folks ever read your Bibles?

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“Don’t you folks ever read your Bibles?” This quote is nestled amongst the bricks of the western entrance to the Multnomah University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary’s John & Mary Mitchell Library. Dr. John Mitchell, of …

Church

April 09 2014

A Church in the Wild

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I chided myself for attempting to “fry” the chicken.  No self-respecting Southern woman oven-fries her chicken, and yet there I was coating drumsticks and thighs in flour and then arranging them on foil-lined baking sheets.  …

Culture

April 09 2014

Embrace the Awkward

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The Office is one of the funniest shows ever created, but it does't matter to me. I can't watch it for even a minute. The awkward factor makes me cringe so hard that I curl …

Family

April 09 2014

When I Can’t Do Enough

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Her forehead was hotter than normal, but lower than "Yikes, she's burning up!" Her nose was dripping constantly. "Mami, did you even know that this many mocos could fit in my nose?!" I agreed that …

When I Ask Myself, “Why Do I Still Go To Church?”

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One of my favorite parts of a great movie involves a little kid sitting on his tricycle at the end of a short driveway, somewhere in suburbia. Mr. Incredible, depressed and discouraged from his recent …

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