The Slow Creep of Conformity

The Slow Creep of Conformity

This post is part of a new project that I’m working on. Visit Jess Alston’s website to learn more about the Dig Deep Podcast. “Become what you contemplate.” ― Ashley's Mirror (also wisdom brought home from a seminary class trip to Italy) Here’s what I want to say to you (with a bold confidence): I would not [...]

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What Did I Do to Deserve This?

What Did I Do to Deserve This?

This post is part of a new project that I’m working on. Visit Jess Alston’s website to learn more about the Dig Deep Podcast. “Mercy is radical kindness. Mercy means offering or being offered aid in desperate straits. Mercy is not deserved. It involves absolving the unabsolvable, forgiving the unforgiveable.” ― Anne Lamott, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy [...]

The power & beauty of showing up to the same place at the same time.

The power & beauty of showing up to the same place at the same time.

  I remember the first time I cried in front of these women, the same four women I have met with in the same place at the same time for the last two years. Not just an ordinary cry where one delicate tear streams down your cheek, the kind where Kate Middleton might lightly dab [...]