How To Seek A Tiny Bit Of Beauty Right Now

Almost once a month in my twenties, I’d have a sickening crying jag, where my self-worth plunged into the toilet. If I’d been given a wish back then, I would have crumpled myself up like dirty Kleenex and demanded God start over. I want to be someone else, I’d think. I couldn’t have even told […]

Imperfection is a Gift

By: Jody Fernando | Twitter: @jodylouise How do you leave a place, limping, feeling as though you made every effort to live but aren’t sure if you ever really got there? Except for the time you gasped at the magnificent tree in the fog in the field or hiked with your daughter through the woods […]

Breasts, Backsides and the Table of Equality

by Tina Osterhouse | @TinaOsterhouse The first time I was called into the pastor’s office for wearing something inappropriate, I was 17. I started going to a large community church right after my parents’ divorce. I had recently unashamedly given my entire life over to God and was radically committed to finding Jesus everywhere I went. I […]

My Escape from the Land of Less-Than

I am a stay-at-home mom. It’s embarrassingly hard for me to leave that sentence as is. I want to add to it so badly. A disclaimer, a footnote, something. I’ve never spoken those words and left them as is before. At the very least, I tack on a “for now” at the end of it. […]

What Do YOU Look Forward To?

This month, we heard stories of people moving forward in little and big ways: from battling weeds to turning forty to waking up one morning and having all the spoons. But here’s a new question: what do you look forward to, Lovelys? What fills you with hope and gives you momentum, even on the days the […]