I Choose Subversive Joy

Lately, it feels like voices of hate have been amplified. I turn on the news. I log on to Facebook. I listen as fear strangles the heart of conversation around me. Permission has been granted—maybe more than ever before, maybe for the first time in a long time—to hate, vilify and attack our fellow humans. […]

Pumpkin Patch and Pregnancy Loss

By Liz Mannegren | Twitter:@LizMannegren [ Trigger warning:⚠️ Miscarriage and still birth.] As we wade through mud, the soggy earth squelches over the toes of my pink boots and sucks at the rubber soles. Corn ripens in the nearby maze, and the smell of hay and manure mingle with the fresh October air. I breathe in […]

Rising from the Ashes of Racism: A Lament and a Hope

“How is kindergarten?” my aunt asks me. “Good,” I reply. “How many other Chinese kids are in your class?” she continues. I shrug my shoulders. “I don’t know.” It hadn’t occurred to me to pay attention to such things. My friends were in my class and that was all that mattered. Eventually, I would realize […]

I was a Cradle Conservative Evangelical

By Erin Thomas | Twitter: @erinthomas_123 “I was an atheist before I came to Christianity,” Pria said, sipping on steaming green tea. “My parents were atheists, so we all were atheists. But then something happened in my dad’s life and he started searching, y’know?” “Uh-hmm.” I sipped on my apple cider. “Anyway, I was about […]

I’m Standing With the Ones Who Wait

by Sallie Burroughs | Instagram: @salliekae Babies, it seems, are everywhere. I wish I could tell you that I am 100% happy and content in this current season with both of our careers, surrounded by family, and enjoying our freedom and independence. I wish I could tell you I didn’t want kids just yet. But I can’t. […]