The Red Couch: The Next Worship introduction

My 5-year old daughter, whose ears are always itching to hear my childhood stories, recently asked me, “What was your favorite thing about growing up?” I couldn’t think of much at the moment, but after some reflection, I now know what I would’ve told her. My happiest times as a kid were going on Band […]

The Red Couch: Love Undocumented Introduction

Immigration is a red-hot iron poker in the politics of our day. It is easy to become overwhelmed by the facts, lies, stories, and media. A year ago my Facebook feed was crowded with pictures of children in cages. Families being ripped apart at the border. I was filled with indignation. I donated, called my […]

The Color of Life: An Interview with Cara Meredith

I knew I would want to read Cara Meredith’s book long before she wrote it. One of the first “real” bloggers on the internet to engage and welcome me into her space, Cara’s generosity and posture of learning have been the traits I first associate with her. After reading her first book, The Color of Life, […]

The Red Couch: Raise Your Voice Discussion

It was the early 70’s when my mom became a whistleblower. In her position as bookkeeper, she saw some things that she considered questionable. After a period of close inspection, she discovered her boss was complicit in the mishandling of funds. She took her complaint to the regional office.  Her boss was reassigned in another […]

The Red Couch: Raise Your Voice Introduction

I have long carried this image of myself as a wise, old woman. In that picture, my fluffy white hair smells of lavender and rosemary and I wear long, flowy dresses and handknit sweaters. I spend half my time in a little cottage in Rest And Be Thankful in Scotland and the other half wherever […]