Anti-Racism Resources

Left and right people are sharing resources for white people to educate themselves about racism and anti-racism. Perhaps the internet doesn’t need my two cents, but I love sharing resources and round-ups and trying to make information accessible, so I wanted to use my small platform to point you in the direction of helpful information if you need it. To be clear, this post is written for people like me, white and middle class, who Read more…

The Fast That God Desires – A Post for Sojourners Magazine

I’ve been trying to write for Sojourners for a long, long time and I’m thrilled I got to write this piece for them about fasting, lent, and the sort of fast God desires. * Instead of thinking what we can go without for 40 days that hurts just enough to make us remember God more in our day to day, what if our fasts were actually about bringing justice, equity, equality? “What if our fast Read more…

I have Infertility Anxiety & Fertility Anxiety : A Post at Fathom Mag

Sharing a deeply personal essay over at Fathom Mag about fertility, infertility, and the loss of my father last November. __________________________________________ “I can’t fathom how a life with children would work out for us, mostly because in every other aspect of life I can’t know what the future holds. But I also can’t imagine a life without children. I want our family to grow larger, I want to grow old with children we’ve raised. I Read more…

Making Peace With My Broken Body

I’m a runner. Well, I used to be. Maybe I still am, but it doesn’t feel like it so much anymore. I’ve been running since college, I kept at it in my years overseas, and whenever I was back in the US one of my deepest joys was going for long runs down tree-lined roads in rural southern DE wearing shorts – a delight I couldn’t partake in where I lived in North Africa. These Read more…

Don’t Look Away

“People who are free are also free to look away and their willingness to do so never fails to astound me.” Malika Oufkir I remember reading in a book a few years ago about a town in Germany called Weimar. It is just a few miles up the road from Buchenwald where there was a Nazi concentration camp during WWII. While tens of thousands of people were burned alive in the ovens Buchenwald, life went Read more…

Are We Complicit if Christian Republicans Lied to Us? – A Post for The Salt Collective

Excited to be sharing over at The Salt Collective today about what I learned about politics at Liberty University, seeing the movie Vice, and laying out some facts and big questions about Christian responsibility and complicity. “Liberty is where I started being exposed to politics, where I first heard politicians speak. Everyone seemed so sure of themselves and their stances, and they were all so very loudly and proudly Christian. It was made obvious that Read more…

Coming Back from Narnia : What Re-Entry Feels Like – A Post for A Life Overseas

I’m very happy to be sharing over at A Life Overseas blog about what it’s like returning to live in  my home country after more than 6 years away. ♦ It’s hard being back. They call it re-entry shock – the special kind of culture shock that happens when you’re back in your own culture after significant time away. You feel disoriented in a place and among a people that is and are your own. Read more…

Three Reasons to Shop Ethically … and Four Reasons Not To – A Guest Post on Scraping Raisins

Excited to be sharing today over at Scraping Raisins about a subject I love and also wrestle with – shopping ethically. There are good reasons to (it doesn’t support companies that rely on slavery and oppression of poor people), but it is also not as simple or straightforward as it might seem. There are some good reasons not to shop ethically, too. You might even say I have an ethical dilemma with shopping ethically. Three Read more…

Missons Organizations Have Cracks [Part 4] – Do I Regret Going?

This is the fourth and final installment in the miniseries called “Missions Organizations Have Cracks.” For more context please see part 1 where I share a truncated version of a letter I wrote to my former missions organization detailing what I feel were structural breakdowns that led to my chronic health issues. In part 2 I share my response to their response to my letter. In part 3 I pose some difficult questions to mission’s Read more…

Missions Organizations Have Cracks [Part 3]: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

This is Part 3 of the miniseries Missions Organizations Have Cracks. To frame the context of this post a bit better feel free to check out Part 1 where I share the gist of a letter I wrote to my former missions organization highlighting what I felt were institutional failures that led to the chronic health problems I now have, and Part 2 where I respond to their response to my letter. When I wrote Read more…