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 […]

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!”     […]

The Pattern of Rescue


By Kelley J Leigh | Twitter: @KelleyJLeigh If you listened in at my last day job, you’d hear conversations about pedophiles and stories of children forced to have sex with adults. I didn’t work at a police station. I’m not a social worker. I’m just a relatively frumpy mid-life wife, a boy mom, and a […]

I’ll Pray For You


My knee jerk response bubbles up. Don’t bother. I can feel the hardness on my tongue. But I hold back. I examine the bitterness I feel, and try to pinpoint where it came from. Hope dashed? Prayers seemingly unanswered? Watching my child suffer from a crippling disease? Probably all of the above. Keep praying, whispers […]

Seeing Ourselves: Good News for Girls


How We See Ourselves “You don’t have to have pink toys if you’re a girl … That was the olden days. Now it’s 2014. Catch up, people.” How Girls Really Feel about Gender Roles and the Rise of Pro-Female Advertising Marvel Comics catches up with Kamala Kahn: Muslim, girl, superhero. Katie Driscoll, a photographer, didn’t see […]