Grab a Box, Folks, We're On the Move.

This weekend at church, a visiting bishop from Kigezi, Uganda, Bishop George Katwesigye, spoke to us about being prepared to move.  “When God moves,” he said, “you too must be prepared to move.“...more
Yes, I agree.  "The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast ...more

In Defense of the 'Unladylike' Christian Woman

A few months ago I wrote a couple of blogs about men, women, sex, marriage, masturbation, infidelity and Christianity. They were widely read, my blog stats were happy to report. I received some great feedback, too. And a half-joking guarantee I’d never be invited to speak in church in any of the southernmost states of the U.S.A. And that’s quite okay.And then, there was this - emailed directly to me, not left as a comment on the blog:Dear Jo,...more
You should have told him that his rudeness in inquiring into the way you were parented was ...more

The Other Moms: Beyond Black/White Feminism and Mommy Wars

That Time Magazine Cover with the BlogHer writer who posed for it breastfeeding her three-year old son. I don't even have to link to it. You know what I mean....more
This is a great post. I agree our religion and culture and the way our own parents raised us ...more

Asking the Right Questions May Lead to Your Answer: Torn Review and Giveaway

Though I am not currently experiencing a fresh trauma, I was interested in reading Jud Wilhite’s book, Torn: Trusting God When Life Leaves You in Pieces, because I saw that he diverts readers from “why” questions about their situations to “who” questions....more

The Black Church’s Conundrum: What Would Jesus Do?

President Obama’s recent announcement that he believes gay couples should have the right to marry has touched the hearts of millions of Americans, gay and straight. It’s likely we all have gay friends and family members who have suffered due to discrimination, exclusion, and shaming. Personally, I have seen tremendous hatred toward gay people in my family and in the churches I attended as a youth and young adult.  ...more
I overheard a conversation about gay marriage & children the other day... how gay parents should ...more

Who I am as 'A Good Christian Woman'

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to believe and accept that to be in a relationship, I must and have to compromise myself – within the belief and acceptance that I am not good enough as I am and that if who I am risk me not being in a relationship, then I have to and must compromise myself t...more
Rami Shapiro writes of the Biblical way of Wisdom in The Divine Feminine in Biblical Wisdom ...more

The Black Church’s Conundrum: What Would Jesus Do?

President Obama’s recent announcement that he believes gay couples should have the right to marry has touched the hearts of millions of Americans, gay and straight. It’s likely we all have gay friends and family members who have suffered due to discrimination, exclusion, and shaming. Personally, I have seen tremendous hatred toward gay people in my family and in the churches I attended as a youth and young adult. ...more

Remembering Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship and Colson Center for Christian Worldview, went home to be with the Lord this past Saturday, April 21.  As a volunteer in a prison ministry, I have a greater appreciation of Chuck Colson's work than was ever possible just a few short years ago....more

Be Somebody

This past weekend I got a text from my sister.  She was watching her son play little league, kid-pitch baseball and said she had a blog post idea for me.  It seems that when some of the young boys (age11 or so) were up to bat, their parents would yell, "BE SOMEBODY!".  The thought that parents were doing this to their children appalled me, and her, obviously....more

On Easter Sunday

The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner Psalm 118:22 I traveled on stilts avoiding cracks and knotted places. I told myself, follow at a distance. Then I paused long enough to listen to the whole story from once upon a time to "where did he go?" to "it can't be." to Hallelujah ...more