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When You’re Resistant To Change

I don’t have a particularly good track record when it comes to change. I don’t like it. I always assume it’s going to end badly and, because of that, I tend to stay in situations longer than I should. The familiar unpleasant is less terrifying to me than the unknown. When it comes to thinking about the future, most of the time I do a really good impression of Eeyore. For the … [Read More]

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I’ll Bring the Rum Cake

for H & K & Z I have to brake hard at the light, and my right arm shoots out to the seat beside me. I’m not protecting a person, or even a particularly … [Read More]

Reframing My Ugly Photos

Last fall while I was in Southeast India for four months launching an academic initiative in collaboration with a women’s college, I got to speak several times at … [Read More]

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When You Are Practicing

I started a yoga practice in January. I am sure I am not the only one. I am doing an at home practice that I found on YouTube and y’all, I am not good at it. I think … [Read More]

We Have Big News: Leah Abraham Takes on Role as Editor-in-Chief of SheLoves

(Scroll down for video interview with Leah + Idelette) Decolonize. This is the word we heard so clearly during a SheLoves Leadership Retreat at the beginning of … [Read More]

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The Red Couch: Once We Were Strangers Discussion

I once had a friend from Brazil who became my unexpected house guest. We first met as student missionary teachers in Puerto Rico when I was 19 years old. Once the school year ended, she moved with me to my house in California where we also planned to work as … [Read More]

I Want to Keep Our Glasses Full

One of the most memorable dinner parties I attended while in college in Paris was a gathering hosted by a British couple who had lived in the city for years. I knew them from church, though the guest list was curated by a close friend of mine. Because they … [Read More]

How Miracles Evolve: A Conversation with Sarah Bessey and Leslie Verner

Email subscribers, please click through to the website to watch the video or listen to the audio version of this conversation. Leslie Verner sits down with Sarah Bessey to chat about her newest book Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of … [Read More]

You Are An Immaculate Measure Of Grace

A Short Blessing For The New Year (Especially For Women of Color): You are an immaculate measure of grace. Every fiber, every molecule, every atom that builds and holds you together, tells the story of how truly magnificent your presence on this earth … [Read More]

Holy Incantations and Vessels for Light

Every night I lie down with my son. There are books that have told me that he should be able to fall asleep on his own. That it is not necessary to stay with him until he drifts off, mouth slack, fingers twitching. But, in this case, I am not under the … [Read More]

The First Incarnational Theologians Were Women

“Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” The Angel startled Mary. Her prayers cracked open with the unexpected visit. Her mind swirled with the greeting of high honor. No one, not even Joseph, called her ‘favored one.’ She forced herself to focus as the … [Read More]

Losing and Finding

It has happened twice in twenty years. Twice. The first time was in Florence, Italy, on a 30th Anniversary trip with my husband. We were tired, trying to find a legal parking space for our rented car, and then staggering uphill, in an unfamiliar place, … [Read More]

Sisters in Mental Illness: Navigating Creativity, Faith & Bipolar II (with Julie Kraft)

  Audio: Email subscribers, please click through to the website to watch the video or listen on Soundcloud. ________________________________________________ "Sit down. Cast aside your insecurities. The world needs our stories." This … [Read More]

A Faith of Beginnings

We are in the midst of Advent, which looks like lighting a candle each night before dinner and reading a short devotion from a kid-friendly book. Our oldest is now able to do the bulk of the reading which has added an incredible element to our evenings. … [Read More]

Immigration, Foster Care and Tenacious Motherly Love: A Conversation With Gena Thomas & Leslie Verner

Email subscribers, please click through to the website to watch the video. In Gena Thomas' new book Separated by the Border: A Birth Mother, a Foster Mother, and a Migrant Child's 3,000-Mile Journey, she tells the harrowing story of Julia, the 5-year-old … [Read More]