I was raised as a conservative Christian, and was perfectly content to stay that way – until the day my stable, predictable world was rocked.
A curtain was pulled back on conservative Christianity, and instead of ignoring the ugliness I saw, I confronted it. I began to ask questions I never thought I'd ask, and found answers I'd never expected. Old things began to fall away, and – behold! – the new me has come. What a gift to be a new, still-evolving creation.
I found out that it's better to look at the world through Progressive Lenses, with Grace-Colored Glasses.
A little more about me: I've been happily married to my husband for 35 years, and we have 4 grown children. My husband, a Palestinian born in Gaza, has taught me a great deal about the world outside the little white, middle class bubble in which I grew up. I was privileged to live in the Middle East for ten years, where I learned even more about the world, thanks to diverse friendships and extensive travel.
For years, I've worked in advocacy for Palestinian justice. The more I learn, the more I see that the Palestinian issue is much like that of other oppressed and demonized groups, both in the past and today. I blog about Palestine at PalestineHome.org.