We Are a Beautiful Roar

What an incredible time to be alive as a woman on this earth. Twenty years ago, I became part of a movement of women who prayed that abuse against women would be revealed. We asked that human trafficking, slavery, violence against women, sexual abuse—everything that was so evil and still so hidden, diminishing women in the […]

Praying to the One Who Can

My three-year-old stood on the desk, teetering over the printer, his stocky fingers jabbing at the buttons as he yelled at it: “I want a picture to come OUT!” Ever the problem-solver, he had rigged an elaborate series of step stools and chairs to fashion a ladder for himself, and was now trying to strong […]

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 […]

Unsure Whispers in the Wind

My favourite thing about our city flat is its south facing balcony. I love the expanse of sky you can see sitting out here. I love that you can see the distant line of woodland-topped hills beyond the edge of the city to the west. I love that in the winter the sun rises behind […]

What is Heard in the Silence

On the second night of my retreat, I freaked out. I was in a beautiful converted farm on the top of the hill, looking out over the North Sea five miles to the east. I joined in the community rhythm of Celtic prayer four times a day and sat down with them for meals together […]