Bombs and Missiles and…. Ballet

Planes carrying babies and children are being shot down from the sky. And terrorists shell Israel. And Israel invades Gaza. And babies are dying, bloodied and burned from missiles and rockets. I don’t know what is happening in our world except it’s all so wrong, so wrong, so wrong oh Jesus, hear our prayer. For Continue Reading »

The privilege of a white, Christian fundamentalist childhood

I often view my childhood through the lens of abuse. But recently, I’ve been challenged to examine it through the lens of privilege. This is uncomfortable. It’s hard to to see the privilege when you’re being spanked everyday. Stockpiling for the Apocalypse. Pretty much living in terror. But last week I also got to listen to a Continue Reading »

How should we exercise our freedom? I’ll let my 14 year old ballerina answer that…#HappyFourthofJuly

4th of July is my all-time favorite holiday. Because freeeedom! Last night as I was scrolling through Instagram, I came across my 14 y/o daughter’s most recent post. I literally sank down in my chair and wept–for all the right reasons. Parenting is not one of those jobs where you get pats-on-the-back or positive reviews Continue Reading »

Agree with SCOTUS? Well. You’re a “far right” conservative whackaloon/anti-woman rape apologist who should “call it a day” and shut up about religious liberty already, amen.

It’s been a weird month. Two weeks ago when I called for a sexual predator’s post to be taken down, all the progressive Christians were like: YES! and PREACH! And “thank you!” and #Solidarity and #Sisterhood. Today when I tweeted that I agreed with the SCOTUS ruling, suddenly I became an anti-woman rape apologist. Because Continue Reading »

Protecting Christian homeschooling’s reputation vs. protecting abused kids, slam poetry for menstruation, children of Christian narcissists and books I’ve been reading

This is how I imagine myself. Minus the lung cancer, of course. (Click on the pic to see the whole collection of classy people from the past) Slam poetry for menstruation? Oh, yeah. I watched this with my 14 year old daughter and was hollering “YES YES YES” the whole time. “If any fool mishandles Continue Reading »