When we moved to Atlanta, we tried several churches and went to a few briefly. We even joined a small, mostly African American congregation because we felt the sermons were deeper and more serious than what we were getting in what I call the “hipster churches,” predominantly white, young, affluent and trying very hard to… Continue reading Imagining a different kind of church…
When people think about sending their kid off to public school, they assume that their child be will educated in a neutral way, a way that doesn’t push a particular religion or try to indoctrinate children into a particular way of thinking. After all, we have separation of church and state in this country, and… Continue reading Public school is not neutral.
I live in an affluent suburb of Atlanta, the kind of place where I am able to hide from things like homelessness and poverty, because everyone around me is similarly wealthy. I rarely see homeless people, beggars, addicts and the like. I am surrounded by clean people, people with large homes and multiple vehicles, people… Continue reading On Human Frailty and the Homeless Woman in Aldi
I read a lot of mommy blogs. I don’t follow many of them, but I come across them on Pinterest and I check them out to see if they’re any good. I’m an admitted voyeur. I love to see someone else’s living room or the cool way they dress their kids. I like getting new… Continue reading Mommy Blogs
Some thoughts have been tumbling around in my head lately, like clothes in the dryer. Blogging is a great to get this stuff out of my head and try to make some sense of it. So here goes… If we grow up in church, we’re told, ‘God wants to do mighty things through you!’ So we imagine exotic… Continue reading Called to Obscurity
I read a lot about poverty and what’s being done to alleviate it. I believe that I have a responsibility to help the poor. Why I believe that is a whole other post. Since I’ve already established that premise, the next question is, ”What should I be doing to help the poor?” The more you… Continue reading ‘The Poor Will Always Be With You’ OR Why bother giving to the poor?
Sometimes I get so jealous of people who live overseas full time, especially if they’re shacking up in Southeast Asia. I read missionary blogs and accounts of humanitarian workers who are on the front lines of fighting trafficking and ending poverty. Did you know that some men get to go undercover in brothels to collect… Continue reading Addicted to Glamour
So my daughter needed a new bed. She asked for a “princess bed” and since I’m not sure what she means by that, I got on Craigslist and found a twin four poster bed for $75. She is thrilled with it and will be even more thrilled if I ever get around to hanging up a canopy… Continue reading The Princess Bed and the Brothel
I’ve been thinking about what it means to live sacrificially, mostly because I feel that I’ve been living somewhat selfishly lately. I’ve been working on my house and spending money on things that are ultimately just cosmetic. I made a cool cabinet for my kids’ art stuff, but it wasn’t a necessity. We could have… Continue reading What does it mean to live sacrificially?