What I’m Into (Spring 2015)

books i read The Beautiful Daughters: A Novel by Nicole Baart. I’ve always liked Nicole’s work but this is her best one yet. I couldn’t put it down and was genuinely surprised by the turn. It’s spiritual without being cloying, dark…

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The Story that Makes Room for All of Us

You’re here to be light, bringing out the God colours in the world. Matthew 5:14 A few years ago, as I wrote Jesus Feminist, I found myself struggling to land the book – and my own self – in the hinterland between…

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Pansies

We were driving to Edmonton because my Granny was dying and we wanted to say good bye. So we drove all day from the west coast, heading towards Edmonton. I forget sometimes how big and unpopulated Canada really is because…

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I’m here, you’re not alone.

I’m here, you’re not alone. Shhhh, now, I’m here. And with those words, I lift a crying baby up and out of her darkness. She’s unaware of where she fits in her life, perhaps, but I know just where she is….

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We were loved right to the end

These are the days when I sit down for morning prayers at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. These are the days when ritual and liturgy shape my life but sometimes the rituals are breakfast preparation, bathing tinies, and getting dressed,…

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