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Dorcas Cheng-Tozun
As is often the case, God asked me for obedience without providing me any guarantees. “Just write,” he told me about five years ago. I was a new mom, recently returned from a stint overseas and recovering from severe burnout....
Tish Harrison Warren
To the men who have met with me one-on-one: In light of the Vice- President’s revelation that he does not share meals with women (besides his wife) one-on-one and the widespread discussion...
Heather Walker Peterson

Our Christmas card photo unnerved me this year. Our two young daughters in burgundy and raspberry velvet dresses, my husband in a brownish jacket, me in a dark chambray dress with a cabled sweater and a red-beaded necklace...

Anna Moseley Gissing

One month ago, I woke up to the news that Donald Trump had been elected President. It was news I wasn’t prepared for — that a man who said so many...

Ann Boyd

I started listening to Christmas music early this year. We usually adhere to a strict no-Christmas-music-before-Thanksgiving rule, but my need for comfort was so intense that I felt the call to stray from our usual practice the week before Thanksgiving...

Anna Moseley Gissing

During Advent several years ago, I was great with child. Waiting on the Christ child was so intertwined with waiting on the birth of our baby that my 20-month-old son confused our baby girl with the baby Jesus when first introduced....

Ann Boyd

No matter what your political leanings, it’s a complicated time in the United States. There’s no debating the fact that roughly half (or more) of the country will be sorely disappointed when they awake on the morning of November 9...

Lisa Rieck

In March, my second cousin, Sue, passed away unexpectedly. I knew her as a spunky, funny, adventurous woman, but I was unprepared for the number of people who attended her memorial service. Though there were well over 200 guests...

Ashley Hales

I was 12 when I discovered how much I loved diagramming sentences. I’d fill cheap spiral notebooks with stories and journals with attempts at poetry. I read by the light of the headlights behind us on road trips...

Andrea Ray

“You could be doing more, should be doing better, and really, what does that recent failed experiment say about you as a scientist?” That nagging little voice is colloquially known as imposter syndrome...

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