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Dawn González
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#MeToo and #ChurchToo: Time to Empower Women with Equality
I've been venturing into the gray areas, a learning experience like none other. I'm examining things I used to accept without scrutiny.  I've learned a new ways to approach scripture. I'm beginning to give myself the beautiful gift of weight and space. And ...
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Lent :: The Journal
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 -- Day 1 Lent started for me when I went to the 11:00p Christmas Eve service with two friends and my son at the Episcopal cathedral. The building was beautiful, the acoustics fantastic, the choir so timelessly beautiful. I'm tryi...
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Small
Early on, I learned to make myself small. I learned it through layers and repetition, slowly, in a million little ways. I order my meal with the word "just" in front of it: "I'll just have the grilled chicken." I apologize too quickly and for things that ne...
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Weekend Wanderings: Winter Words
I read so many wonderful essays this week on the internet. Wise, somber, deep, challenging words that are beautiful and speak hope and life and truth.  Addie Zierman has   "been trying, lately, to figure out what it means to be hopeful in this wintering wor...
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A New Way to Read the Bible : : An Embracing Gray Post
I wrote a post a few months ago called Embracing Gray . I'm still on that journey, both the physical one to gray hair as well as the spiritual one that had a fuzzy, gray start sometime last year. I'm an avid student of the word and have a deep love of scrip...
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How to Pack For Africa
"I think I'm bringing only one pair of jeans," he says as he picks up the cumbersome suitcase to judge whether or not it exceeds fifty pounds with the inaccurate scale of his biceps. I wonder what do you pack when you are going to Kenya , the horn of Africa...
How to Pack For Africa
How to Pack For Africa
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Embracing Gray
I'm growing out my hair color. Going gray. I'll be 49 this year, and not that numbers mean anything inherently, but 50 on the horizon feels like a profound place to pause and reflect. As long as I can remember, I've been a conformer, a rule-follower. I've s...
Embracing Gray
Embracing Gray
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We Knew Each Other Young
We met at church — I remember that much, but little else about how she came into my life. At 14 years of age, one doesn't know to pay attention to certain deceivingly inconsequential events, but that giggling girl there on the other side of the room was des...
We Knew Each Other Young
We Knew Each Other Young
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Weekend Wanderings: Mother's Day Weekend Edition
Special days to celebrate family ties and other things that bind us mean more when we contemplate the deeper things that define us in these contexts. May you find a way to see the blessings that come in the messy and all too human relationships that make us...
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Weekend Wanderings
It's been a busy season of challenges and delightful surprises. When You and Your Husband Have Different Callings // Leslie Verner for She Loves Magazine Our youngest is about to graduate from high school. We have faced this twice before, but this time it f...
Weekend Wanderings
Weekend Wanderings
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