It’s Okay to be Gray

She sat across the table from me, and paused briefly for a bite of salad. She had just delivered The Speech, with all the resoluteness, passion and fire that comes with it. It was not the first time I’d heard The Speech; I’ve encountered versions of it my whole life. I have heard these words […]

Merry Christmas, SheLovelys!

We wish you a beautiful, peace-filled and blessed Christmas. May Jesus be born anew in our world through you and in you this year. With Love, From your SheLoves Sisterhood

Sometimes, Instead of Bread, I Ask God for Stones

I have a battered notebook that has been with me for so long that four of its pages date back to the birth of each of my sons. It is in this notebook that I write down the requests–big and small—and bring to God. Should our family take the adventure of a cross-country trip in […]

OK, God. I’ve Got Questions

I’m not interested in a faith that falls apart under scrutiny. I need to be able to ask my questions, and for much of my life it’s felt like that’s not okay. I grew up in the church, so I’m used to right answers. I was raised in a culture that was direct about what […]

Was Jesus Successful?

“What are you most afraid of?” She aimed the question at me right in the midst of our conversation. I thought she was asking a rhetorical question—not really expecting an answer from me—but she kept quiet and her eyes rested on me. I was visiting Dorothea at her apartment on a Wednesday morning in the […]