Slowly, Then All At Once

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The Kingdom of God is slow. I tell this to myself whenever I’m feeling frustrated with my lack of progress in any particular area, or when I read the news and wish I could change the world. Whenever I’m starting anything new, my instinct is for quick results, something tangible. You can get an app […]

Talking To My Inner Toddler

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The day started off well enough. I woke before my 19-month-old son did, the one sleeping in the crook of my arm, and that miracle afforded me a minute to adjust my eyes to the morning light seeping through the curtains and for my groggy brain to conjure up one complete thought. I sighed, audibly. […]

The Way We Win Matters

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I had forgotten. Again. Recently, I watched a familiar scene play out: a vulnerable person gets pummeled by hurtful words, rejected through harmful teaching—in the name of Christ, no less—and the Jesus activist in me grew incensed, lighting up with an engulfing flame. I began to pack my arsenal and readied myself for battle, making […]

Sowing, Summiting, Strutting: Good News for Girls

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Some are humble. Some live in the limelight. None play small. Women in Agriculture Thyme + land = success for Lebanese women. Picturing Women–a beautiful portrait series of female farmers in Europe. Women spearhead biodiversity project in Tajikistan.   Women in Sport 11-year old Brooke Raboutou shatters climbing record. Call me what you want, I’m not […]

Stepping Out Of Smallness

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In elementary school I was the second smallest kid in my class. The only person smaller was a pinched-face boy with the nickname “Mouse.” Even my identical twin had a 1-½ inch advantage on me from the day we were born. Our height discrepancy was the only way some knew how to tell us apart. […]