When a gruff nun called from Los Angeles to offer me a position teaching at a low-income high school for the year after I graduated college, I said yes. While I was raised in Silicon Valley and the Catholic and public schools I attended were all fairly affluent, how different could it be to teachContinue reading “How a Year of Service Broke Me Open”
Farmer’s markets are my happy place; they are such a delight for the senses. Peppers, berries, greens — you can see them artfully arranged, often in their color families. It is nature’s version of The Home Edit. Read more on the Grotto Network.
In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, I wrote a letter that was impulsively posted on my social media accounts. “Dear White Christians, We have failed Jesus Christ.” The letter proceeded to lambaste the Hallmark-card-wrapped-in-a-platitude response that many white Christian leaders preferred to acknowledging the consequences of police brutality. Although I mentioned several prominentContinue reading “Why I Stay”
You can safely assume that you’ve made God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people that you do.Anne Lamott
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