All That We Are

We are thin lines of orange that arc then bloom at the horizon and as birds warble and stars dim We rise We are clouds billowing above the silent water Expansive and mysterious At once hiding, then revealing We rise We are rock faces hardened then smoothed with age Our peaks honed by a hidden […]

Trading Swamps for Bravery and Belief

For the last couple months, my oldest has been dealing with a new fear of the dark. He’s the one who’s always been our good sleeper. He started his streak of sleeping through the night early on as a newborn. But now, he’s asked for an extra prayer before he pulls his covers up to […]

When Grace Sets You Apart

By Anne Dahlhauser | Twitter: @AnneDahlhauser We didn’t wear denim to Sunday evening singings. Or much of the color white any day of the week. We didn’t trade our skirts for pants even when the icy, Midwestern winds blew. We never bought wedding rings. Or TVs. Or make-up. We were to be set apart, the […]

When You and Your Husband Have Different Callings

When my husband and I met, we knew one of us would have to give up our calling: acting in Chicago for him, or teaching in China for me. Due for time back in the states, I gave up China. And because of the nature of marriage and parenting three children four and under, he […]

Confessions of Brown Girl in a White World

I was the token brown friend for many of my friends in college. That sort of thing happens when you’re one of two, maybe three Indians at a small, Christian liberal arts college in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Oregon. This honor came with questions like: “Do you speak Hindu?” “Have you ever dressed up as Jasmine for […]