Category Archives: Women

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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White women and the problem of race

I wrote a follow-up article to Abby Norman’s brilliant piece on Picking up the Trash of White Supremacy for SheLoves magazine this week. Let’s do better work on these issues, ladies. While many of us have experienced this reality living as … Continue reading

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If Jesus was brown and non-Western, shouldn’t some of our other heroes be too?

In search of some role models of faith for my children, I recently began looking for biographies of Christians through history. I found several highly recommended series: Encounter the Saints (Seton) Hero Tales (Bethany House) Men and Women of Faith … Continue reading

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Lessons from an ex-Baptist attempting Zumba

Taking a commercial break from the heavy stuff…  today it’s all about Zumba and the lies my hips don’t tell. I went to my first Zumba class recently and learned a few surprising things about myself.  I was temporarily under-employed, … Continue reading

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Wonder Women: Navigating the challenges of Motherhood, Career and Identity | a book review

The Barna Group recently published a new book series called “Frames“, a series of short but meaningful issues people face in modern society. Wonder Women: Navigating the Challenges of Motherhood, Career, and Identity packs its 84 small pages full of … Continue reading

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Naked lies

I’ve been busy settling into life here on the West coast, processing and growing from and understanding all the new around me.  Hence, I haven’t had much to post here since I prefer to process things, then share them.  Clearly, … Continue reading

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Back to work…

and so it is that the slow summer days have come to an end, when we all return to the much faster pace of the school year. my summer was full and rich – swimming pools, lazy days, lots of … Continue reading

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