I came across this video of a judge speaking that reminded me of the importance of balancing authority with vulnerability. Until you’ve been in a courtroom as this judge describes, you cannot even begin to understand the pain afflicted by sentencing, both to the person being sentenced and their loved ones. This is why this judge... Continue Reading →

As a woman, I have seen that clean and tidy ideas can wreak havoc. When I hear jokes about how “women like to make things look pretty” in Christian circles, it leaves me inadequate. As a woman who would rather think about ideas and solve problems than make things pretty, it makes me an outsider. When women are described as the more emotional gender, I again am an outsider as tears don’t come easily to me. So I feel at home among the misfits in the stories of Scripture.

Silence is golden. Children should be seen and not heard.   How times they have changed. We work to give voices to those on the margins. The kids, minorities, women. All deserve a voice we say.   But what is a voice without listening ears? How can we share one another’s tears?   We need... Continue Reading →

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