What do you do when your values and convictions don't line up with what you've been taught your whole life?
When told in all its truth, the story of how Memorial Day started in our nation is a piercingly beautiful glimpse into what it means to be human: sacrifice, honor, remembrance. But the story is largely ignored in our oral histories and history textbooks because it unveils unsavory details about our nation that many would rather keep hidden. I say, know the full truth so you can see the fullest measure of beauty in the story.
Almost a year ago, Rachel Held Evans passed away suddenly. On June 1, 2019, I watched the livestream of her funeral while sitting in my favorite chair with Polly snuggled up next to me, and I bawled my head off. While grappling with my faith and frustration with hypocrisy and double standards woven in and … Continue reading Woman: Rejected, Reborn Again
Getting over the hill of loss and finding meaning in the journey is one of the most important experiences in my life. And it's one I continue to navigate as life works its way in and through me. We all need reminders that traveling our life's path takes us on twists and turns we never imagined we'd face. And yet in that we can find joy and light.
While the path you're on might not be clear right now, there is so much more life and love in front of you. One step in front of the other, I'm sure you'll find your way. And women like me who have walked this same road are standing on the sidelines cheering you on.