The Red Couch: Making Room Discussion

It is evening and our kitchen is alive with chatter, squabbles, and the frustrations of children. A meal is finding form in the scrape of a knife against a chopping board; the familiar clang of pots and pans, fetched, stirred and tended. This daily ritual is both soothing and exhausting in its ordinariness. The telephone […]

The Red Couch: Welcoming the Stranger Discussion

It was a small bolt of red cloth that captured the world’s attention. A tiny fragile body. Someone else’s child. In that moment of seeing, the stranger on the other side of the world became our neighbor. It shattered the illusion of distance and difference. We found common ground in our grief. The tragedy of the […]

The Red Couch: Introducing the SheLoves Book Club

A couple of weeks ago I visited a long-time friend in Seattle. Because she’s awesome, she drove me up to see friends in Surrey, BC and that is how I found myself sitting on Idelette’s famous red couch. While I could only stay less than 48 hours, it was plenty of time to catch up […]

May 2013: #SOAR Wrap-up

It’s that time again! Our wrap-up e-zine—chalk-full of scriptures, quotes and links to some of our favorite posts about #soaring. Flip through the book below or download it here. And we have something new! We want to publish some of YOUR stories in next month’s e-zine. Write your thoughts and stories on our June theme […]