Tag Archives: conflict

The Dough is Rising (even if you can’t see it)

I love to bake bread. Cooking isn’t exactly my favorite hobby, but I’ll happily stand for hours in my kitchen letting sticky dough cover my hands, it’s one of the few places I find peace. Even more so if I can share the process with little hands squishing (and usually eating) dough with me. There’s […]

Slaying Leviathan

You know those days, or months, or long seasons of life that are just hard? Each moment feels exhausting, to choose to begin each day anew, perhaps starting out with a secret hope that today will be better, but it takes just a word or thought and instead it reaches the same climax of desperate […]

Some Thoughts on Syria

I’ve hesitated to write on the Syrian refugee crisis. I don’t know very much about the politics of refugees nor the strategies of involving ourselves in another Sunni/Shiite and dictatorial conflict, and it all seems so overwhelmingly impossible that I find the temptation to bury my head beneath a mountain of sand to be rather […]

White Supremacy is a Pervasive Disease, But We Have a Divine Physician

The Charleston Massacre victims haven’t yet been buried, and already the buzz of social media has lulled. Most will simply move on after hearing the shocking headline, forgetting it as quickly as their own faces upon turning from the mirror. Few of us will mention again the slaughter of nine unique and precious lives at the hands of a […]

Don’t Grow Weary

My last post caused a lot of ruffled feathers. I wasn’t prepared for such criticism. I’ve always taken things very personally, my brothers would call me “oversensitive” in fact, and when I was blasted with comments that actually attacked me as a person it spun me a little. Then my littlest ended up in urgent care […]