Reading the Bible with a Red Pen

M_Esther

The first time I read the Bible I read it with a red pen. I was a teenage atheist in search of ammunition. I marked out, word by word, the insanity and the violence, the patriarchy and the oppression. I highlighted the abandonment of the tortured concubine and the dashing of babies’ heads against the […]

The Red Couch: Just Mercy discussion

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To learn more about Just Mercy, please read the introductory post. Don’t forget to peruse The Nightstand, which has resources for those wanting to learn more about the topic.   Hi. My name is Cara …and I judge people. I take the gavel into my own hands, and I decide to play the Great Judge. […]

The Red Couch: Just Mercy Introduction

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I had jury duty for the first time about five years ago. Initially, I was irritated when the summons arrived in the mail. I was preparing to move out of state and the timing could not have been worse. But then I figured it was part of my patriotic duty to serve and crossed my […]

I Triple Dog Dare You

A_Idelette2

There was a dare on my heart while I paced the outskirts of the soccer field. Last night, we invited our local SheLovelys to a fundraiser and we called it, Dare to Be Dangerous. I knew we would give each woman a small felt heart, made with Love by women in Moldova. Women, who had been rescued out […]

Women Who Rise

M_Saskia

She’s the woman I think of when I think dangerous. With her cement church she literally built from the ground up, in a small village she never wanted to return to. The village where the scent of vodka floats on the air, and peppers grow as long as your arm. Where those who were meant […]