Author Archives: between worlds

The spiraling nature of nose rings, motherhood, and professional growth

Seattle, 2007 Having just closed on a home in a tiny midwestern town, I boarded a plane for a professional conference in Seattle. A bustling city, intellectual conversations, and an unfettered schedule awaited me there, offering a much needed break … Continue reading

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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall stand between

    Over the past several years, society at large has descended into staunchly divided battlelines. As I’ve stepped back to distance from the clamor, I’ve found myself looking for the people who are standing between. Truth be told, I’m not … Continue reading

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Just sharing a quiet meditation from my day, inspired by the recent election and Helen Jane Long‘s song, “Willow”.

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Faith-based resources to support immigrants under the Trump administration

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me … Continue reading

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the-ones-about-bridge-building After the election: How to build a bridge by Marilyn Gardner. It is generally acknowledged that the construction of a commodious bridge over a wide, impetuous river is one of the noblest efforts of human genius. In no country … Continue reading

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A prayer for the brokenhearted

There is much weeping and anguish over the current state of America right now. Contrary to some perspectives, it’s not about the loss of political power. That happens. That’s normal and to be expected. Let the Republicans take a turn … Continue reading

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When white evangelicals gained the world but lost their soul

I am not surprised that Trump won. I am disgusted, saddened, and angry, but not surprised for I have lived amongst the Trump supporters as an interracial family. They threw eggs at my house, tried to run my husband off … Continue reading

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