I Believe in the Resurrection of Women

Thanks to Jesus, I believe in the resurrection of women I believe in the power of the feminine, twisted and taken in the original Garden. I remember Eve, our first Mother, who died for her transgression. I remember Mary, who believed, conceived and carried the Holy One of Heaven. I remember Mary who raised her […]

Look at the Cross Again

Let me be the first to admit today that I do not understand the cross. The simple explanations of my childhood—that the cross spans the chasm between me and God—no longer satisfy. There is so much mystery, so much that I cannot wrap my head around, that I am tempted to just quietly back away, […]

In the Darkness of Friday

I pry through my closed blinds and notice glints of pink and magenta. The cherry blossoms are in full bloom and are caught in the steady waves of a light breeze. Spring is here. But on this side of my blinds, it remains dark and cold. I light a candle and whisper, “Lord, have mercy.” […]

But the Cross Hurts

“Take up your cross and follow me.”  —Luke 9:23  Easter is coming. All around the world followers of Jesus will be celebrating his resurrection and the good news of the gospel. Easter dresses. Easter Sunday sermons. Easter baskets for the kids. Easter crosses. Easter hope.  I personally love Easter. I love the story of life […]

Tend to the Body

I couldn’t believe I was here again. Chest heaving, tears and mascara all over my face, hiding in the bathroom stall of a church. I looked around at all the familiar trappings: posters advertising community fellowship and charity drives and easter egg hunts. A pot of fake flowers in the corner. Scratchy paper towels to […]