The Red Couch: The Very Good Gospel Discussion

Scanning the list of Red Couch books for 2019, I stopped at The Very Good Gospel by Lisa Sharon Harper then read on and returned to it. Reading those words, I felt a longing stirring within me. I didn’t know the author or the book description, but I knew that I had to write about […]

The Red Couch: Original Blessing Introduction

It had been nine months since I had become a mother. After a long, grueling labor and birth, my son was born with trouble sucking. So with bleary eyes, I began pumping around the clock while still trying to nurse. I kept it up for months. In the rush and chaos of nourishing and caring […]

The Red Couch: A Woman’s Place Discussion

I’m sitting down to write this discussion post to the gentle whir of the washing machine. The thunder of my son’s turbo crawling is absent. Dad is on duty and while they are away eyeing treasures at the farmers market, I’m free to write. This is the only “adult” work I’ve done in a long […]

The Red Couch: Reluctant Pilgrim Introduction

We’ve all taken pilgrimages of sorts, some voluntarily, others as a matter of life circumstance. Even those we choose can be unexpectedly fraught with pain and joy. In Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community, we travel this sacred journey along with Enuma Okoro, catching journal-style glimpses of her path. It is […]