Editor Letter

August 05 2014

On the release of “Speak.”

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Hey reader, Releasing a book and becoming a published author is a weird thing, friend. Today is probably the most monumental day in my short writing career, with the release of my book happening. Yet, the …

Culture

August 05 2014

A Fried Chicken Kind Of Day

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It was going to be a "fried chicken kind of day." Once again I was the only chocolate-skinned person at the table. Growing up in Oregon, where only 1.7% of the population is African-American, it is …

Will You Go, Regardless?

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In two weeks, my husband, five kids and I are headed to Northern Ireland to lead two short term missions teams, from two different churches, for two weeks.      Did you pause? Did you mumble, …

The Gospel of Corset Removal

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“Between two lungs it was released The breath that carried me The sigh that blew me forward” - Florence Welch At eleven years old, I had no notion of a drill sergeant except for what I’d seen in a …

Family

July 31 2014

Gold Like Us

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I stared at my ring today mindful of it's symbol feeling the weight of the years.   It's ugly, I think Gold, simple bought hastily with an earnest heart.   My finger has grown around it Fourteen years changing the shape of me.   I've never …

Culture

July 31 2014

The Risk of Silence

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I’m not blogging this month. Or next month. It seems that right now, I’ve run clear out of things to say. I’m not blogging because for months I was churning out words furiously, sacrificing too …

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