Ponder and Protest (Like Mother Mary)

I received my favorite Christmas card this year from D.L. Mayfield. A simple image in black ink on white cardstock of Mother Mary mid-step, skirt hiked up and fist in the air. She looks fierce. The words of the Magnificat encircle her: “Cast down the mighty. Lift up the lowly. Send the rich away. Fill the […]

How I Am Singing Silent Night This Year

Sisterhood? She scoffed. I was sitting in a diner in Denver with two editors from a prominent publishing house. It was a Friday afternoon and one of the editors came to the table rather cynical about my ideas for a global revolution of women who change the world with our Love. I don’t blame her. […]

Arts and Craft Can Save the World

This may sound strange, but it’s true: a Harry Potter quilt is saving my life right now. I came across a line in an article recently that said, “Art can save us. Craft can keep us sane.” I read that line, and it resonated deeply for me. The world feels very dark these days. As […]

I Am a Daughter of Freedom

I am a Daughter of Freedom I use my words to share ideas and tell stories I use my words to make connections I use my words and my life to light a Way towards Liberation— for the one, for some, for many, and for myself. I am a Daughter of Freedom I stand on […]

Calibrating My Sight for Liberation

He’s African American—a threat. She’s Mexican—an immigrant, maybe an illegal alien. Her hijab says she is a devout Muslim, a mother of terrorists. His accent marks him as an outsider and thus, suspicious. Our current society shapes our sight of others in ways that are incongruent with the imperatives of Scripture. In days like these […]