Tech, Training and Toast: Good News for Girls


Education + Girls = Community Change: DIY Girls—hands-on tech for girls (and women too!) At 16 and 17 years old, they’re tackling breast cancer and a potential prize at the Google Science Fair.   They’re evening the playing field at Hacker School. Reelgrrls—a Seattle-based film school for girls. Making space for girls and different ideas […]

When Love Came Down


I know I don’t speak for everyone, but I also know I am not alone. Although often rich in joy and beauty, this year has been rife with struggle and pain, heartache and longing, heaving and sorrow. And despite my measured attempts to catch the glory stream that daily pours over and around and down […]

The Divine Work of Freedom


I can tell you that my faith falls short sometimes. That my prayers come out weak and full of disclaimers. I can tell you that I don’t always believe in miracles. I can tell you that I selfishly want prayers to be answered so my own journey can be strengthened. I can tell you that […]

The Vegetable Women


By Jenn Landrein With still tired eyes, I make my way down the tree-lined gravel road. I drive until the road curves slightly, the surrounding woods open, and the quaint, but thriving, non-profit farm comes into view. I arrive at the Needham Community Farm every Tuesday, just as the sun breaks through sky. I step […]

For a Faith That Flickers

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My candle keeps flickering out in the chilly November wind. It’s the Tuesday night before Thanksgiving, and I’m standing on a Nashville sidewalk in the dark to gather with other Ferguson protestors. We pass lighters and matches and candles and signs amongst this group of strangers-turned-neighbors, and we chant. “No justice, no peace!”     […]