“Just Have Faith” Didn’t Work For Me

By Gina Butz | @gina_butz In the winter of 2011, I was spiritually and emotionally stuck. I wasn’t sure how I got there. All I knew was that I could not move back to something resembling normal, no matter how much I poured out my heart to my counselor, my friends, and mostly importantly to God. […]

At the Wednesday Morning Ladies’ Bible Study

by Carla Funk | @carlafunk Even now, decades later, I can still see them in their circle of hardback wooden chairs, their heads bowed over the onionskin pages of the King James, those ladies of the Wednesday morning Bible study. In church-soft voices, they read aloud from Psalms and Proverbs, the prophets and epistles, following […]

Perfectionism and the Preacher’s Kid

by Katie Bergman |@KatieLBergman Here’s my disclaimer: I’m a preacher’s kid. To some, that may render little to no meaning. Why on earth would my dad’s profession have any sort of implication on my identity? But others—especially fellow “PK’s”—know why being a preacher’s kid comes with baggage. Especially within the context of a small town, […]

Storm and Story: A Tale of Two Sisters

by Tasha Burgoyne | @tashajunb  It was the voices that woke me that night. I imagine they woke me the way a middle-of-the-night summer thunderstorm wakes. The voices—my parents’ and my sister’s—must have been spoken like light rain at first, barely audible to my six-year-old mind still sound asleep and full of dreams. The voices […]

I am Metis

I have always said that my family is Metis, but I had never claimed that title for my own. My skin is white. I felt that somehow disqualified me from claiming my truth and from claiming my people. I felt that I had not earned the right to be counted with my beautiful cinnamon-brown family, […]