Enjoy your 4th of July BBQ, but don’t swallow the bones

This weekend me, my friends and neighbors are going to BBQ and blow up things. My social media feed will be full of American flags and Happy Independence Day GIF's and memes. I enjoy a good 4th of July celebration. Fireworks are nostalgia for me. Growing up in a small town of log truck drivers… Continue reading Enjoy your 4th of July BBQ, but don’t swallow the bones

What this Christian white girl is learning as I listen

Im listening. I'm learning. I'm learning that the heroes of my American Christianity held out the gospel with one hand and the chains of their slaves with the other. I'm learning that the history I've been taught has left out a lot. As a result, I have believed a whitewashed narrative that made the wickedness… Continue reading What this Christian white girl is learning as I listen

I won’t be passive about the evil destroying women and children

First I want to confess, I'm a coward by nature. I, like Pilate, avoid conflict, washing my hands of decisions that might cost me peace. Without the reigns of the Spirit of Jesus in my life, I would trot off down the path of keeping peace, shutting my mouth. I would disguise my passivity, hoping… Continue reading I won’t be passive about the evil destroying women and children

the war is over grandma

grandma was a little girl back in 45 "It's over. The war." her teacher hollered outside she remembered that day outside the schoolhouse also a church kicking the can to play she remembered being mad the teacher's news meant no more fun she wanted to run she recalled the holler little river rock house where… Continue reading the war is over grandma