Being With Myself

“I will tell you a secret: I actually did not look at myself in a mirror for almost five years.” By Desiree Adaway | Twitter: @desireeadaway  I am a raging extrovert. I can talk in front of large crowds with relative ease. I get energy from meeting new faces and making connections. I am a natural in […]

How Then Shall We Drink This?

“They had come limping, wheeled, carried, ambling, knock-kneed and slow going, with ample head gear and protective padding, drooling, smiling, deadpan, screaming and yet routinely with ears to hear and eyes to see.” By Enuma Okoro | Twitter: @TweetEnuma The lingering smell in the air hinted of freshly baked apple pie and caused me to […]

The Feast of Broken Pieces

“Hunger is the love child of need and desire and who among us does not crave more of something in our lives?” We sit at a table round and old, the edges burnished by years of reaching deep and sidling close. It was bought by my parents, this table, when their love was still young […]

Between Isaacs and Samuels: The Space Where God Disappoints

“What is the name of the space where God disappoints?” By Enuma Okoro | Twitter: @TweetEnuma God keeps tripping over my beggar bowl and spilling its meager contents. So I am going to stop begging. My heart is weary from begging. I know why Sarah did what she did with Hagar and Abraham. I know […]

On Beauty, B cups and Believing Our Way Back to Innocence

Seeking Eve Monday “I wish to battle against the perspective that some people are ordinary and others are great … I really believe people can live ordinary lives in extraordinary ways.” By Christina Crook ___________________________ Every woman who has given birth knows this is no ordinary feat. Yet, we are quick to reduce the enormity […]