Find Your Zebras

We didn’t call it a conference, because it wasn’t a conference. We called it a gathering. We called it a conversation. It was Rise Up, Sister 2017. When about 100 women walked through the doors of the tabernacle at Camp Charis on a Thursday night at the end of February, it was the fulfillment of a […]

Honor Everyone, He Said

It was his beard. He stood before us with an AR-15 and a garden tool. Mike Martin founded RAWTools, an organization that transforms weapons into garden tools. I was attending a Peacemaking workshop at Simply Jesus with the good people of Global Immerse. I was sitting a few rows in the back and, at first, […]

The Woman I Represent

I represent the woman who knows what it means to be completely out of place. I am the woman who has lost her footing and has found her soul standing naked, like a tree whose branches had been cut off. I am the woman who knows what it means to start from nothing. No friendships. […]

Honor the Mothers

A few months ago, a friend sent me Beth Moore’s latest book, Audacious. I had never read any of her books and the truth is, I did not truly have a desire to do so. I grew up on the other side of the world and my formation took place in Dutch Reformed Sunday School […]

Rightmaker of My Soul

The Bible is both beautifully redemptive to me and painfully problematic. I can’t help but come to it with my story, so that in the same scripture I can hear both the sounds of freedom and the justifications for racism. I can hear the beautiful promises of delivery out of Egypt with freedom as the […]