When Faith Shift entered into the world in 2014 (!) I had a few core things I wanted to communicate—that we weren’t crazy and were weren’t alone in our faith shifts and that the movements I walked through in the book—Fusing, Shifting, Returning, Unraveling, Severing, and Rebuilding—weren’t a formula or a step by step anything. […]Read More
rising together again & again
Today is International Women’s Day 2019. I didn’t have time to write something new but I made some tweaks to this one from a few years ago. We rise together. Today I’m always reminded how grateful I am for the strong, amazing, beautiful, vulnerable, wise, compassionate, humble, tenacious, resilient, courageous women I know. I’m also […]Read More
equality is much more than giving someone a microphone.
It’s been a bit since I’ve blogged here. My dad died on April 16th, and it’s been a wild season of living into that new reality in the midst of so many other celebrations with our kids and life. I wrote about my dad for SheLoves for May—Golden Repair—so you can read more there. The […]Read More
new days are dawning: international women's day 2018
I am sitting here in my living room watching the sun come up in beautiful Arvada, Colorado. The skies here are so pretty. After over 20 years of living in Denver I still have so many days where the sunrises and sunsets make me say out loud, “God, that is beautiful.” I am reflecting on […]Read More
from standing tall to on the floor: conversations on patriarchy.
Years ago a friend from The Refuge hosted a Listening Party for Christian men to listen to a panel of women on our experiences as female leaders. It was a brave thing to pull together. We looked forward to having a space to share our experiences and be heard by our Christian brothers. The only […]Read More
5 reasons we need more women leading in the world.
“We are all meant to be mothers of God…for God is always needing to be born.” ~ Meister Eckhardt Last month we had our Blue Christmas gathering at The Refuge. A contemplative space, Refuge friends created different stations to engage with different aspects of a season that can be hard for so many in different […]Read More
In these last few days before Christmas, I’ve been reflecting on this crazy year. On the political bizarreness we are all in the midst of, the stripping of benefits and protections for children while those on the top line their pockets, the reality of our systems being tilted toward undistributed power, the ongoing division within […]Read More
the tip of the “me, too” iceberg
I’ll get Part 2 of the Life Shift thoughts up next, but I have been overwhelmed with the amount of “me, toos” in my Facebook feed over the last two days. In light of the Harvey Weinstein story of insidious sexual harassment in the motion picture industry, women have been responding to this call: “If […]Read More
what's our knee to take?
It’s been yet another whirlwind week in our country, with the President of the United States of America calling out professional athletes protesting racism in America. The flames of division continue to rise and rage. The sides continue to become more polarized. The crazy train we are on keeps picking up speed. I could go […]Read More
5 things for 50.
I turned 50 on Mother’s Day. 5-0. Half a century. 5 decades. For all you young people reading, you’re like 50 is o-l-d. For all you 50’s and up reading, you’re like “quit complaining.” I’m not complaining, really. It’s just a weird feeling and the 40’s did feel younger! Jose and my friends threw me […]Read More