New York City!

Our niece came to visit us this week. She’s a typical teen, going through lots of changes and discovering herself, questioning everything. Like many of us, her most important discoveries of self don’t fit in well with her traditional Christian upbringing. It’s scary to realize your truest self isn’t what your family expected or may… Read More New York City!

Yes, but…

“Man’s mind, stretched to a new idea, can never go back to its original dimensions.”   Oliver Wendell Holmes What if we all just stopped and listened to one another? I mean really shut up and listened without a “yes, but…” ready on our lips. That yes, but… that tells the other person we’re not really… Read More Yes, but…

Lessons on Feminism

Feminist. I remember the term having a negative connotation when I was a young woman. The word equated to “troublemaker” or “undesirable.” I never wanted to be those things as I struggled to make my way in the world. Now I understand that oftentimes being branded a troublemaker simply means speaking your mind. Funny how… Read More Lessons on Feminism

Privilege

Every movement or struggle for social change and equality has been met with backlash and  even violence throughout history. The sea change that comes when people of conscience join forces with minority communities to demand justice is a non-violent force that may be slowed or detoured at times, but can never be stopped. These battles… Read More Privilege