November 12, 2020

As you may already know, we’re a family of readers. I’m a reader. My husband’s a reader (although he’s sure to give equal playing time to football, basketball and baseball, depending on the season). And our sons are becoming readers, each at their own level, sometimes by themselves and oftentimes by listening to Mama and Dada read. While James still relishes in reading picture books to the boys, I get super excited to dive into chapter books with the two… Read more

October 20, 2020

Lately, I haven’t been able to get these words out of my head: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and… Read more

July 14, 2020

Friends, I’m happy to bring you today’s post, which feels most necessary to my heart today. I trust it’ll be the same for you. Gina Butz, author of Making Peace With Change, has a way of making holy the ordinary, so enter into her thoughts today and enjoy!  — All my life I have gravitated toward activity and noise. I’m more comfortable with talking than listening. There’s a drive in me to be seen, to grab attention through my words…. Read more

July 7, 2020

With cases of the coronavirus increasing daily in the U.S., wearing a mask has become commonplace for many of us. I’m so glad today’s writer, Amanda Udis-Kessler, decided to follow a rumination in her heart about the spiritual nature of wearing a mask as well. What a gift to the rest of us, so listen and learn to what she has for the rest of us. Proceeds from today’s post go toward RAICES.  — I pull up to the drug store… Read more

June 30, 2020

Well friends, it’s treat-of-treat time today. Not only am I delighted with the overall topic – liminal space, which is one of my faves – but I’m delighted with today’s writer, Mike Loretto. Mike and Sarah (his wife) are some of our favorite humans on earth, so enjoy his wisdom-filled words, insight and invitation today. Proceeds from today’s post go to RAICES. — You’re swinging from rope to rope. Your breath quickens as you come to a place where the next one… Read more

June 23, 2020

Although I haven’t been able to write a whole lot on this site lately, I am just DELIGHTED to continue to point you to different voices whose thoughts are changing the world. Today’s writer, Katey Hage, is no exception. I relish her thoughts on listening to and learning from the next generation and can’t wait for you to dive into them too. Proceeds from today’s post go toward RAICES. — I live down the street from an indigenous cultural community center… Read more

June 16, 2020

Isn’t it funny how writers who signed up six months ago are all of the sudden, divinely filling this space now? Like last week’s guest writer, I’m delighted to host my dear friend, queen of the suburbs, Ashley Hales. She’s got a way with words, and perhaps like many of us, she’s learning a new language of lament in this season. Proceeds from today’s post go toward Preemptive Love.  — The world has been torn to pieces. COVID-19. Wars about wearing a mask. Ahmaud… Read more

June 9, 2020

Oh friends, I’ll give it to you simply: I’m honored to share this space with Marcie Walker today. Some of you know Marcie through Black Coffee With White Friends …which is how she and I first connected too. I am grateful for her friendship, her effervescent bookworm self, and her gracious and generous way of being in this world. Also, if you haven’t already, join me in learning even more from this wise teacher and sign up for Mockingbird History Lessons by… Read more

June 2, 2020

Whew! What a week, folks. There’s a lot going on in our world, to say the least, and I hope that you’re taking the time to listen and learn about what it means to be anti-racist and pro-justice. Today’s writer, Paul Castillo, invites you to listen to bigger thoughts of disagreement – after all, is it healthy to be in an environment where no one ever disagrees? I think not. Proceeds from today’s post go toward RAICES.  — “A house divided against… Read more

May 27, 2020

Well, friends, you are in for a treat today: Andrew is a friend and a learner, and like a lot of us, a fellow sojourner on the road toward justice. I appreciate his wisdom and insight, as well as his commitment to continue to learn from people of color. Relish his words today! Also, proceeds from today’s post go to Preemptive Love.  — Back in January, I saw a poster in my local bookshop for a series of conversations hosted by the community… Read more

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