Tag: women

  • A Glass of Gratitude

    A Glass of Gratitude

    Someone asked poet Nikki Giovanni what she was most proud of as she looked back over her life. She replied: "I'm proud that I'm still sane. I think that sanity is important. I'm proud that I have enough sense to love the people who love[..]
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  • Economic Recovery?

    Economic Recovery?

    Suppose you had $1,000 in your wallet as you prepared for vacation. Some thug comes along and steals your wallet with all your money. You have to cancel your vacation and meanwhile you come down with a contagious disease that lands you in the hospital.[..]
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  • Selu’s Lessons for Senator Tillis

    Selu’s Lessons for Senator Tillis

    Did you see the video of the woman from North Carolina who called Senator Thom Tillis’s office for help? She has cancer and needs her health insurance: “You are saying if you can’t afford it, you don’t get to have it and that includes healthcare?”[..]
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  • Was there a Mrs. Jesus?

    Was there a Mrs. Jesus?

    I have long been a fan of Sue Monk Kidd ever since I read The Secret Life of Bees. Did you read it? Some years ago I was at a book event in Charleston. I think it may have even been at The Citadel, along[..]
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  • Follow the Example of Mother Jones

    Follow the Example of Mother Jones

      [caption id="attachment_5093" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Mother Jones & Children Shoes[/caption] Some of you know that I returned to grad school this semester to work on a Masters in Appalachian Studies. When I mentioned to my personal physician that I was going to grad school, she[..]
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  • Embrace One Another

    Embrace One Another

    Her back was turned to me. I couldn't see her face, didn't recognize her voice. She spoke haltingly, in a library voice, next to a sign warning that conversations at the window could not be guaranteed to be private. I could hear only enough to[..]
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  • Dispatch #6: The Threat of Women

    Dispatch #6: The Threat of Women

    There was this woman on the Metro. I noticed her head scarf first. It was colorful in that way of woven fabrics common in France, oranges and greens and yellows. She had it wrapped tightly about her head and tucked away somewhere in the back.[..]
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  • A Woman of Bleak Faith

    A Woman of Bleak Faith

      Shortly after Mama died, I abandoned my position as a "Christian Blogger." Now I mostly refer to myself as a woman of bleak faith. I didn't leave my position as a Christian writer because I was angry at God. I wasn't. Mama's dying silenced[..]
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  • Bragging Rights to Predatory Abuses

    Bragging Rights to Predatory Abuses

      Tim stopped by the front office where he works last week and apologized to all the women there on behalf of all the wrongs men have perpetuated, continue to perpetuate, against women. It wasn't a planned apology. It was spontaneous and heartfelt. As the[..]
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