An English Speaking God Is A White God

“Father God, thank you for the food laid before us. Please sanctify the hands that worked the ground for it and the hands that prepared it. Bless it to our bodies. In Jesus’ name, Amen” This is the prayer I’ve recited before meals for about 22 years. I think I was 8 years old when […]

Our Bending-Low Jesus

My mother has been gone for just over three years now. Her physical departure was a time of both grief and relief, for I had been losing her, bit by bit, over the previous decade. My father’s death in 2005, followed by my youngest brother’s sudden death four years after my dad’s, left my small […]

Sisters in Mental Illness: A Story of Redemption

Trigger Warning: Mention of sexual assault, abuse and suicide attempts. “…that is what faith is. Living in the not knowing and trusting that God has something better for us.” This month, we’re invited into Christine Hallman’s story. Christine, who is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and anxiety, has endured sexual assault, eating disorders, abuse and […]

Giving in to the Ache

It happened while sitting at the kitchen table yesterday morning. A buttery bloom of sunshine spread slowly across my left shoulder and I turned my head toward its warmth. In the middle of the table sat the pink peonies I had cut the day before when, barefoot, I had run out in the wet of […]

To Live in Easter

We celebrated Easter each in our own homes almost a month ago. Still, according to the church calendar it is Easter. There are years where I revel in the length of Eastertide. I walk through the 50 days expecting resurrection at every turn. What miracle will I experience now? This year has not been a […]