A Prayer for the Mothers

Two days before Michael Brown was shot dead in the streets of Ferguson, MO, I was watching old media footage surrounding the 1955 murder of Emmitt Till. I was struck by the grace and poise of Emmitt’s mother, Mamie Till Bradley. She insisted Emmitt’s funeral—attended by tens of thousands of mourners—be open-casket. She invited the […]

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A Tribute to Tamar

Yesterday I read the following tweet from Mark Driscoll: And when I read it, I let out a huge sigh. Because of all the people Driscoll could’ve chosen from the genealogy of Jesus to make his point, he just had to pick Tamar. As a woman, I get tired of people—especially influential men—picking on Tamar.

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We Will All Be Changed

The “Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues” Wii Game. This is my son’s current obsession. My son always has an obsession. He has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. Something about the way his brain is wired causes him to fixate on a certain subject or object continually. It is literally all he […]

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BOOK CLUB: Unbroken

I finally took the plunge and read Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken last month. Since the time it was published in 2010, it seemed everyone and their brother was reading it and raving about it. I kept putting it off, because I wasn’t sure I could handle reading about the brutality experienced by Louis Zamperini, the subject […]

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