While 2016 has been hard, it has been a year I am grateful for because it stretched and pushed me. It’s reminded me that the disquiet I feel in my spirit can be harnessed to do good work that is responsive to the need I see in the world.
So thank you to the year that has encouraged me to unapologetically be myself and walk, speak, and act boldly in the places that I find myself rooted in. Continue reading
I sit cross legged, heart unbound Postured for prayer For my world Full of death Full of pain Full of spirits weighed down by yokes of oppression Of hate Of greed Weeping Lamenting Crying out “God, in your mercy” When the Spirit draws near and whispers “What if the mercy you seek is not mine … Continue reading
This piece was originally shared on the We Stand With Love website and serves as the project’s Love Listens week introduction. To read the rest of the offerings from this week or to find out more about this effort to amplify voices crying out for love and peace, visit the site here. Contrary to images projected … Continue reading
To stand for justice one must pay attention to the world around them and identify injustices they encounter. Continue reading
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…” Jeremiah 1:5 There is something in us – something central to our humanity – that makes us want to be fully known. It drives late night conversations, social media (over)shares, meetings over caffeinated beverage. We want people – … Continue reading
I wrote this piece a few weeks back but I’ve had a number of conversations since I ‘penned’ this that have made very clear to me that this is for so many of you who are in a place of transition. If no one else tells you this know that it’s ok to be in flux … Continue reading
“I feel like a weirdo and kind of out of place with everyone else. I’m not talking about that ~*super christian*~ feeling either where you’re not like the world. That’s just how I feel in general. But then again, not being apart of [a] puzzle has always been what makes me special.” — Erika Renée I … Continue reading