A Prayer for Justice

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Last month I attended a simulcast of the Justice Conference with some incredible Canadian SheLovelys you might know. Justice is a big word and I’d love to tell you that I left the conference with BIG PLANS to reform education in America or to END human trafficking or even to move to where Saskia is […]

Good News for Girls: Underwater Acrobatics + Power Tools + Johnny Cash

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A whole new year stretches out in front of you; how will you express yourself this year? Will you write a letter of apology to your body? Will you celebrate your shape on glossy pages? Will you take up acrobatics, even if no one thinks you can? Will you reinvent guitar? Will you reinvent business, […]

A Generous Life—Marginally Speaking

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“God really cares about people living in systemic poverty. He goes out of His way to make sure their needs are met, and He constantly challenges His people to be the vehicles He uses to make it so.” She arrived in the new land, a childless widow with an ageing, dependent relative. It wasn’t that […]

After the Verdict: A Mama Responds to the Trayvon Martin Case

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“We leave fear in the dust as we let our sons dread their hair, dance in the neighborhood park, and wear hoodies in public because we know we are deeply free in ways the world doesn’t know.” This isn’t the first time I’ve felt scared for my son. I remember when I first learned that […]

Reclaiming Feminist

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The first time I said it out loud, it took courage. It felt weird, a bit risky and daring. I was trying the word on, like a little girl trying on her mother’s shoes, to see if it fit me: feminist. And it did fit; it grew to fit beautifully, and so I turned this […]