Scales of Privilege

By Carrie Kuba | Twitter: @bellinka09 [Spoken by Eustace, a boy, to his friend, Edmund] “Then the lion said — but I don’t know if it spoke —‘You will have to let me undress you.’ I was afraid of his claws, I can tell you, but I was pretty nearly desperate now. So I just […]

Emmanuel Mysterious

By Erin Thomas | Twitter: @erinthomas_123 We’ve just finished living through the cold season of winter, culminating in the incarnation of spring and with it the reminder that God’s immanent presence renews us and restores us. At least the arbitrary numbered square on the calendar tells me it is supposed to be spring. The outdoor thermometer reads -26Cº on […]

When God Held Space

By Sheli Massie | Twitter [Trigger Warning: Description of Suicide Attempt and Eating Disorder] In therapy “holding space” is described as walking alongside someone without judging or trying to fix anything, just hearing and being fully present in the moment. It means to offer unconditional support and letting go of our judgment and control no […]

When Persistence Doesn’t Pay

By Tiffany Baker | Twitter: @revtiffanybaker I learned persistence from my mother. Like some children learn to fold a fitted sheet or bake a perfectly flaky pie crust, I learned how to put my head down and persist. My third-grade vernacular included the words “effective effort” and, before every spelling test or group presentation, my mother would […]

My Story Isn’t Over Yet

By Shaley Hoogendoorn | Instagram:@messybeautywithshaley To watch Shaley’s full video, click here. Below is an edited transcription. Email subscribers, please click through to the website to watch the video. If you are struggling with any mental health issues, we hope you will reach out and seek professional help.  Several months ago I got a tattoo with my very best friend. She was the […]