Permission to Be Loved

We sat around the table on a Monday afternoon eating turkey sandwiches when my friend said, I’m bisexual. Um, please pass the honey mustard? It might have been the last place I expected our conversation to go that day. I felt honored when he trusted me with this part of his story. I listened and listened […]

Juicy Conversations: Kelley and Idelette Talk about Dangerous Women

A few months ago, a Walter Brueggemann sermon sparked a conversation between these two friends, Kelley Nikondeha and Idelette McVicker. Both have shared this week how that idea has taken shape in their hearts. On Monday, Idelette wrote: God Needs Dangerous Women? And Tuesday, Kelley wrote: Why Dangerous? Today, Idelette and Kelley invite us into a […]

Women Who Love: Becoming Added To

“And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” -Acts 2:47 (NIV) We draw women who are ready to take their place in a community of safe and (often) brave women. Women who have been sleeping, who are stirring and waking and who have heard the call of something deeper. The talithas […]

Women Who Love: HONOR

  It was the way Sarah, the registered massage therapist, held my forearms. I lay sprawled on the massage bed, blissed out in the library at Linwood House on a Saturday afternoon in March. Sarah was playing gentle spa music, the fireplace was turned up and I was surrounded by books on the floor-to-ceiling shelves. […]

Love that is Thick

Two women walk into a washroom at a U2 concert. I remember few details, but I do remember this from that night in Seattle three years ago: how Tina and I both smiled at the women in that microcosm of cubicles and mirrors and touching up make-up. We looked women in the eye. We engaged. […]