“I’m a feminist because Jesus made me one” by Alissa Quart for New York Magazine. (<— Oh, you know. Just being quoted in New York Magazine. NDB. #FreakingOut Now I will also say: I’m not quite sure what the connection is between my work and the ladies in this profile but hey, I’ll take the free publicity.)
Best Satire Reviews on Amazon by Kristen Howerton for Babble
The Changing Face of the Christian Faith (Or Why Mark Driscoll Tweets and John Piper Blog Posts Matter) by Zack Hunt for The American Jesus
The Scandal of the Evangelical Heart by Rachel Held Evans
Let’s Talk About EBT (Early Thirties Breakdown) by Lora Lynn of Vitafamilae
One Thing We’re Waiting For (And Why It’s Time to Stop) by Emily P. Freeman
One Good Phrase: Secrets Don’t Make Friends by Megan Tietz for Micha Boyett (This entire series will be stellar.)
Mothering a Revolutionary by Kelley Nikondeha
Hard Questions by Caris Adel for Love is What You Do
25 Reasons We’re Taking Our Kids Around the World by Stephanie for EntreFamily Travels
Poem: Resolution by Sarah D. Park for Simple Mom
A Roomful of Yearning and Regret by Wendy Plump for New York Times
Moldova on my lips (and a special prayer request) by Idelette McVicker for SheLoves Magazine
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my own most-read post
How is it that in this raw season, when I feel like my whole heart is thumping exposed, I have never been happier?
It’s true. I’ve never been so spent yet so joyful. I’ve never been more convinced of my calling and yet scared to walk it out. I’ve never been more attuned to the suffering and yet quick to everyday joy. I’ve never been so easily wounded and yet I love being armour less. I feel defenceless yet disinclined to pick up the sword. I can’t explain it but I stood in the middle of the field that night with my arms open wide, the echoes of “Who do you think you are?” running away like mice while my littlest one filled her fingers with earth. I’m her mama, I thought, I’m me, always, I’m yours, Jesus, and I turned and surveyed it all like the gift it is, open to all that came my way for a little while.
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“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect
and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”
– Anna Quindlen
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