The Loyal Women

  Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joseph, and Salome. In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there. –Mark 15:40 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices […]

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The Man Who Taught Me about Wealth and Poverty

“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” –Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast At a cafe in the Marais section of Paris, I ordered too much food. I started out with a salad, because I was hungry. And then I couldn’t help myself—I ordered cheese. Some kind of circular thick round of goat cheese that was filled with honey, and a […]

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What Is True Love?

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked. The man said, ‘I want to see.’ –@CoolDudeMark 10:51 #biblestudy   People do not know what True Love is. They think it’s a passionate feeling, a deep flame within that makes them want to grab on to someone or something and never let go. But that is a mistake. True Love is seeing someone as they are, and accepting […]

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Jana Rose

I am not ashamed. * Women are taught to give everything up. As a child, I was abused and abandoned. As a teenager, no one saw me. When I became a woman, marriage didn’t suit me. I offer you my body, my wounds, my story, so that you too may heal.   * I do not want to die. Many women in this world, however, secretly long to. They struggle […]

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First Day Sermon: The Female Warrior Saint

You were born one part saint one part warrior woman. Loving yourself  without shame is the most important thing you will ever have to fight for. –Titilope Sonuga, “Becoming”   “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a woman against her father A daughter against her mother A […]

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Give Your Love Away

Come into being as you pass away. –Gospel of Thomas Jesus never withheld his love. He gave it openly, honestly, to everyone he met. And we are called to do the same. Why are we so ashamed of our bodies? Where does that come from? That does not come from the one who saves, my Lord. It comes from the “apostle” Paul, to be honest, and the church who polluted […]

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A Virgin Is An Independent Woman

A couple of years ago I traveled to Colorado to see the mountains. The Rockies were calling me, like a Mother. I sat at breakfast one morning in Denver and met a couple who was traveling from New York. They had a young daughter. As I spoke to the mother about my journey, my plan to see Denver and Boulder and hike through Estes Park, I noticed her looking at […]

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