A Ducky Day: A Link-a-Palooza of Thoughtful Responses to Phil

December 20, 2013

Okay. So I have watched maybe 10 minutes of Duck Dynasty in my entire life. I’m not into hunting or camo, and every time I see the show, I’m overcome by an obsessive need to pull out a heavy-duty razor. So I was a bit puzzled to find bearded guys all over my Facebook feed […]

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Adoptive Families, Christmas Cards, and Conversations

December 15, 2013

Last Christmas, we included Ian and Herdest on the family Christmas card. (Please excuse this terrible picture of a picture and take my word for it. We were cute, y’all.)    Due to crazy work and school schedules, we unfortunately didn’t manage to make it behind the camera lens together, but the idea of sending […]

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Memphis Folks: Go Wassail for Water this Christmas!

December 12, 2013

Hello dear readers. I have been absent from this little blog for so long, I’m almost embarrassed to creep back here. I’d share some of the craziness life has thrown our way, but who needs more whining, right? Suffice it to say, it is the holidays, and if you’re a mom, that means your normal […]

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Adoption Interview Project, 2013

November 23, 2013

  This is my third year to take part in the Adoption Interview Project, hosted by Heather at Open Adoption Bloggers. The blog welcomes writers from all sides of the adoption triad—parents, adoptive parents, adoptees—and encourages learning, understanding, and growth. Check out interviews from earlier this month HERE and HERE. This year, I interviewed Shannon […]

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Why I’m a Jesus Feminist

November 13, 2013

In the past, I never really felt much connection to the word “feminism,” certainly not in relation to my faith. Our church employed a female minister on staff, and honestly, it just didn’t occur to me for a long time that there were places where women weren’t welcome in a pastoral role. I’ve completely taken […]

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The K-LOVE Christmas Concert Returns to Raleigh

November 2, 2013

On Wednesday, I wrote THIS POST about how K-LOVE radio decided to move a Christmas concert from a church in Raleigh to a church in Cordova citing “safety concerns.” Basically, the station dumped Raleigh for the more popular and attractive girl church across town. So obviously, those who live in Raleigh (and feel perfectly safe), […]

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Dear K-LOVE: Jesus Didn’t Really Care About “Safety”

October 31, 2013

Dear K-LOVE, I’d like to begin by saying that I’m a long-time fan of Christian music. (Well….most of it, anyway.) Many in my generation (including loyal church-goers) are not so much supporters. Honestly, those with highly particular musical tastes are rather unimpressed by a genre often dominated by songs that can be played by anyone […]

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The American Family Association, Hate Groups, and Jesus

October 28, 2013

I grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, home of the American Family Association. In fact, several people who work there are dear friends and mentors I’ve known for decades. They are Godly people with big hearts and great wisdom. So of course, several years ago when I realized the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies AFA as […]

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Jesus and “José Illegal”

October 21, 2013

Recently, I noticed the following going around on Facebook: JOE vs. JOSE You have two families: “Joe Legal” and “Jose Illegal”. Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California . Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted. Jose Illegal also works […]

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Jesus Wasn’t Big on Tolerance

October 12, 2013

Today, the Mid-South PRIDE Parade and Festival is in my hometown of Memphis. See HERE for details. In support of the LGBT community, the Marin Foundation, a group working to build bridges between the LGBT community and the Church, will join the event with the I’m Sorry Campaign. The campaign seeks to provide an opportunity […]

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