Repentance redefined: silent no more

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Day 2:            "The pattern of Hannah’s spiritual growth echoes that of many, many other women in Scripture: growth toward a larger sense of voice and personhood rather than silence." I grew up in a faith tradition that believed women were to be seen and not heard in the church and, for most part, at home, too. Based on a few verses from the Epistles, an entire gender, including myself, was silenced.Yet new questions rose within me as I began to listen to the collective stories of women … [Read more...]

Subtle shaming

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"He subtly shamed her deeply held desire for a child even as he sought to elevate the power of his love in her life. " When I read the stories of women in Scripture, I often listen to my internal responses as a way of listening to the story.  For example, in Hannah’s story (1 Samuel 1), I would always cringe when I read Elkanah’s response to Hannah’s weeping.  So, a few years ago, I stopped and listened there for a while, trying to unpack the very complex and swirling relational dynamics as best … [Read more...]

Renaming myself

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"Giving words and voice to ourselves allows us to step into our own lives more fully, to live more abundantly from our center." I find myself taking a new name today: blogger.Now that doesn’t mean I haven’t been blogging for a while now.  In fact, I want to offer a special welcome to all my Sister-friends who have been on this journey with me for sometime.  It is simply that I’ve never owned the name.  I have never paid enough attention to what I am doing to discover a new aspect of who I am … [Read more...]


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