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Last Sunday, I took my boys to our new black Church.  When we pulled into the parking lot, Ransom (8.5) sighed. “Ugh. Mama, I don’t want to go this one.  I wanted to go to Daddy’s (white) Church!” Rhysie (4.5), of course, followed suit.  “Yeah, Mama.  I didn’t want to go to this one.” I […]

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A few years ago, I worked for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as a Regional Black Campus Ministries Coordinator.  That meant I was in charge of overseeing all of IV’s black chapters, black staff & non-black staff working with black students in MI, OH, W. VA & Western PA.  I’d been doing work with black students specifically -by request […]

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grace is messy

Allow me to talk around my mess if I may… A few years ago, a best friend of mine who I adore & love like a sister, was in a hot, triflin’ mess.  Not the pretend kind that bloggers sometimes ramble on about in which their seemingly perfect children and marriages hit a bitty snag […]

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Yes, my insta feed, twitter feed & FB feed was all abuzz from my time at the #FFWgr.  At the Festival of Faith & Writers, I was entirely inspired, convicted, guilt-ridden to begin writing consistently again. Let’s just keep it real, y’all: 75% of the reason I went to FFW was Annie Lamott.  That, driving […]

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***I wrote this 3 months ago.  But, it’s still relevant, every bit.*** It’s hard to write this, I’ll admit it.  I wrote an article about, um, yeah, cheating that was recently published in the book, Talking Tab0o: American Christian Women Get Frank about Faith.  We wanted to answer the question: what happens when young Christian […]

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Lord, may I be willing to love. Let me be willing to sacrifice, truly sacrifice for others. Make me willing to set down my false self. Make me willing to see myself: the despicable and the beautiful. Let me be willing to own each and every loved nook and cranny. Make me willing to to […]

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infitnite hope

My friend, Micha asked me to guest post on what King’s response may be how his dream is (or isn’t) playing out as a part of a larger Patheos project to address the American Church in lieu of Black History Month.  For whatever reason, I don’t love addressing the Church directly -I feel too fallen […]

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It started here: 20 Things the Rich Do Every Day, an article posted to Dave Ramsey’s website.  There was a big bru-ha-ha surrounding the article, enough so Dave amended a response.  Somewhere in there, Rachel Held Evans’ responded on CNN’s belief blog.  Then I happened upon a few twitter critiques comparing him to Joel Olsteen.  I […]

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