Dear White People: Accountability check (one year later)

Dear White People, A year ago, I wrote this post.  When I wrote it, I felt pretty good about it.  It felt like…you know…a pretty solid piece of writing.  And then people read it and shared it and, where most of my other posts reached a high of, like 100 views, this one quickly reached... Continue Reading →

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Flawed ferocity and loving humility

When I got out of my car at the store today, there was a dead cardinal in the parking lot. As I passed it, I let out an involuntary, “oh!” and stood for a moment, looking at the beauty of its wings, at its fierce and fragile structure, at the miracle of its life existing... Continue Reading →

On Holy Boldness

Nearly a year ago, I went for a walk at the labyrinth at the Sisters of Bon Secours.  After walking, I went into the retreat center and they had a bowl full of stones for meditation with words written on them.  After much deliberation (and checking with the person at the desk), I decided to... Continue Reading →

Revolutionary Love

This week, I've been thinking about revolutionary love. The first time I remember hearing a call to revolutionary love, I was 18 and I was volunteering at an after-school program in Baltimore City. The school consisted of 97% black students, and it was falling down. There was lead in the pipes. The paint was chipping... Continue Reading →

I Can’t Keep Quiet

I am no stranger to organizing things when I see a need. When I was 10 years old, at my homeschooling co-op, one of the boys was running a "police academy" after lunch during free time. It turned into an exclusionary event where the boys - and those who were good at sports -- ran... Continue Reading →

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