Reclaiming My Life

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The past two weeks have been challenging. The funeral of a friend’s mother, who died unexpectedly. Notifications of three lost writing contests. The death of Rachel Held Evans, whom I met once and whose work brought joy and laughter even as she wrestled with big questions and challenged people of faith to learn to rest in mystery. Twenty hours billed in one weekend, with the draft brief finally sent off at 3:30 last Monday morning. A rejection from a prestigious writing conference I’d hoped to attend. Continue reading

Truth, Courtesy of Rachel Held Evans

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Credit: Angela Menke Ballou (@revangelamb) on Twitter.

When Your Church Family Isn’t

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Photo credit: Noah Silliman, Unsplash.com

Unlike some people I know, I didn’t grow up with the idea that the people from church were my family. They were just the people from church. Continue reading