I am trying to forgive my grandmother. Here’s why.

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(Trigger warning–sexual abuse) My grandmother is slight, white-haired, slow to speak, and nearly lost to dementia. For a year or so now, she has been in a nursing home, unwillingly. Years ago when I would visit, she would serve me breakfast: a bowl of fresh home-grown raspberries in a white bowl, or toast with homemade freezer jam that […]

When prayer loses its meaning, what then?

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My writing buddy Kelly O’Dell Stanley entrusted me with this gem of a guest post–a letter to herself as a girl. Her new book, Praying Upside Down, released last week, and I’m so honored to share some of her gorgeous thoughts on what can come after our earnest prayers lose their meaning.  Dear, sweet girl. You lie […]