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 […]

We Are Portals

When Heaven came to meet her, she paused. She paused long enough to encounter Heaven. Not on a mountaintop or in a blaze of light, but in an ordinary moment. Her presence ushered Him in. Her body became a welcome. Trusting the Eternal One to lead her and guide her into all this strange newness, […]

Note To Self: Always Flirt With Chinese Grandma At Bus Stop

There’s a small chip on my front tooth. I’ve had it fixed, but it’s so tiny, the repair doesn’t last. So, I smile with my chipped tooth and my eyes scrunched up and I see laugh lines with this haircut that showcases my whole wrinkly forehead. And I don’t care. I like that my face […]

Permission to Be Loved

We sat around the table on a Monday afternoon eating turkey sandwiches when my friend said, I’m bisexual. Um, please pass the honey mustard? It might have been the last place I expected our conversation to go that day. I felt honored when he trusted me with this part of his story. I listened and listened […]

Juicy Conversations: Kelley and Idelette Talk about Dangerous Women

A few months ago, a Walter Brueggemann sermon sparked a conversation between these two friends, Kelley Nikondeha and Idelette McVicker. Both have shared this week how that idea has taken shape in their hearts. On Monday, Idelette wrote: God Needs Dangerous Women? And Tuesday, Kelley wrote: Why Dangerous? Today, Idelette and Kelley invite us into a […]