February 6, 2018

  It is 1pm, I have been up for a little over an hour, and in this time I have talked to people about love, depression, the impact of white supremacy, deportation, suicide, divorce, systemic discrimination, financial insecurity, and at least 7 other topics while running back and forth to the bathroom as I wrestle with the effects of the stomach flu. In a moment of pause between the running and the texting and the talking, I inhaled sharply and… Read more

February 3, 2018

Most days I speak about love and community Highlighting pathways in the in-between spaces Bridging concepts and people and showing the interconnectedness of all things Most days I listen Holding words entering the world for the first time as their originators birth them into being Breaking new ground in themselves For themselves For us Most days I am gentle spiritual midwife Patient justice educator Affirming Pastoral Presence And then there are days like today Some days I want to drink… Read more

October 6, 2017

“Over the last few years, I’ve been deeply engaged in work and research that centers on cultivating space where people of all faiths, sexualities, and gender identities can seek to both know and be known. I’ve seen so many people experience spiritual, systemic, and interpersonal harm and sincerely believe that fostering inclusive, equitable communities can help people heal. My commitment to these beliefs inspired me to co-found a nonprofit called Center for Inclusivity that supports building these sorts of spaces… Read more

September 24, 2017

White supremacy will only loosen its grip on us all as you work adopt a posture of humility and own the ways that you – through your action or inaction – have allowed it to stand. All liberation comes at a price and getting free will cost you your pride. The question is, are you willing to pay? Read more

September 5, 2017

Today I’m holding 2 Chronicles 7:14 close alongside the concept of imago dei. The text says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” This moment that we’re in requires that we assume a posture of radical humility before we even think to pray or set intentions. There… Read more

July 31, 2017

Take some time and check out this podcast I recorded with my boo Kevin Garcia over at Tiny Revolution. We covered a lot of ground in our time together including LGBTQ inclusion in religious community, what it means to live out your love, elitism in faith spaces, power & privilege, and what community, church, and solidarity can look like. So take the next 45 minutes and listen to our talk, Petty and/or Prophetic. I think you’ll find it worth your time. Read more

July 4, 2017

  I woke up this morning, this “Independence Day”, with my mind stayed on freedom Not “Make America Great Again” or the US neo-imperial project but actual freedom The type that lets our young ones look forward to sunny days and clear blue skies because they don’t have to fear drone warfare or our bombs bursting in their air   And as I considered this freedom, I considered our current state of being Thinking of how the toxic brew of… Read more

May 2, 2017

I hold the remains of a tomorrow that will never come, the fractured chrysalis of a possibility that will not develop the wings of reality Read more

April 28, 2017

I was 5 years old when I first remember meeting Jesus. I’m the daughter of a Baptist preacher and am descended from good church-going folk so I had been introduced to him in utero but I remember meeting him at 5. I sat on the right hand side of the Scriptural Baptist Church sanctuary in a folding chair almost directly under a Sunday School poster of Jesus with arms stretched wide inviting any who would come into his care for rest. I… Read more

March 18, 2017

  I’m not ok. Most days I struggle to get out of bed before feeding myself, knocking out a few hours of work, taking time to rest, and then getting lost for a few hours in my curated netflix-hulu happy place. I’m not ok. It’s a struggle to be around people some days and I crave the stillness and silence that sleep affords me.  Solitude has become a refuge and a reprieve for me because in those moments of being alone, I can… Read more

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