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Beneath the stereotype of the angry black woman is an overlooked vulnerability. Rahiel Tesfamariam writes that black women act as if there is a war being waged against us. Yes, yes and more yes. Tesfamariam recognizes that the U.S. still doesn’t know how to deal with the “angry black woman,” whether she’s Solange in an […]

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Eager to welcome a beautiful soul today, Kristi Scott whom I “met” through Twitter & the #FMFparty community.  Besides looking a little like my sister, I feel drawn to the beauty of this sweet soul, so passionate & lovely.  Her post is part of a series of guests post over the next couple of months […]

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As many of you know, Congress needs to make a whole-lotta important decisions.  One of the issues on the table is the decision to cut funding for a poverty relief program in the US which will affect millions of children & families, leaving them vulnerable to hunger. I am extremely passionate about programs like the […]

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I am reading -and loving- R. York Moore’s newest book, Making All Things New: God’s Dream For Global Justice.  Because York is my current mentor, married to one of my very bestest friends, my former InterVarsity staff worker & the one who led me to Christ and discipled me, it seemed fitting to mention that outright.  Also, […]

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I was aghast, my friends. Aghast when I came across this post called: The ‘Just You Wait’ Mantra: Is Marriage Really That Hard? on Her.meneutics (Christianity Today’s blog for women).  The post was written by Sharon Hodde Miller. In the post Sharon discusses how lots of people gave her the ‘just you wait,’ advice regarding […]

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Would you sit with me for an hour? First things first: I know what your thinking… “For reals Grace? What is this going to cost me?” (Trust me, I get it). Nothing.  Nada.  Well, truthfully, it will cost you that hour but that’s it.  And, that’s A LOT.  Our time is valuable. Okay, whew, now […]

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Dave & I saw these dudes perform today.  They are Gabe & Kirk of Kinetic Affect, masters of spoken word / slam poetry. They were some kind of amazing.  Super deep.  Awesome.  Engaging, raw, challenging & over-the-top talented. I was affected. What struck me about their pieces was how real-life it was.  They spoke of […]

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A guest post from: Mystery Guy from CA I spoke to a Christian business owner last week. Our nation’s economic downturn has washed away some of her income, and she has had subsequent challenges with her smarmy landlord (won’t alter lease, sending threatening lawyers, etc.). When she shared some of her woes with one of […]

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