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Adventures From Publishing a Book with Two Small Children July 19 I heard a package being dropped off on the porch, and for some reason I wondered if my books were inside. I saw the box, saw my name on the box, rushed to get scissors, opened it, took the piece of packing cardboard off […]

Beyond the Offering Plate

Bodies Matter

Although churches tend to talk exclusively about money when they talk about stewardship, Beyond the Offering Plate explores how we are stewards in so many other areas of our lives. We are also stewards of our time, mind, work, and technology to name a few. I was thrilled to contribute a chapter to this anthology on […]

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Remembering Again

After a couple years of home practice, I recently returned to a yoga studio. There are so many advantages to practicing in community, one of which is the little nuggets of truth the yogi offers during class to meditate on. It’s part of what makes yoga feel holistic and replenishing. Some truths seem to come […]

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Raising Feminist Humans

This book is a quick 63 pages full of gems. I picked it up at just the right moment: as I am working on my own identity as a feminist mother, as I continue to work on relevant sex education and as I am on the brink of my book release about amazing girls working […]

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Hierarchy of Needs

Successfully educating girls in extreme poverty is no small task. A fascinating part of the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy success story is watching founder Abdul Kassim meticulously and strategically address the girls’ needs in order of urgency. Over the years, the needs are met more effectively as well. For example, in 2002 the school had […]

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Self-Care Reboot

I went to see my spiritual director because I was sick of crying at work. My teammates are incredibly supportive, don’t get me wrong, but it was getting a tad ridiculous. Almost six months into being the primary care giver to two children, my (part-time) hours in the office were my only hours away from […]

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Girl Power

One of the many things that drew me to the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy’s success story is that Abdul understood that he needed to address the needs of the whole girl. Improvement in the classroom can happen faster if the girls feel embodied and if they have an outlet for their creativity. The sports, clubs […]

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Pentecost Hope

This year I was hungry for Pentecost. I yearned for the story– a bunch of people in a room, speaking different languages yet understanding each other. Speaking our truth in our language and working toward understanding of the other is our work in the world, our community and our family. Pentecost fell on June 4, […]

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For the Love of Soccer

The KGSA story was about soccer before it was about school. It makes sense to me that a successful girls’ soccer team became a successful girls’ school. Female athletes know all about work ethic and focus. They understand that they are stronger together, striving to overcome adversity as a unit. The school felt like a […]

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Save the Date, Twin Cities!

If you are in the Twin Cities area on August 15, I’d be honored to see you at Open Book for the Play Like a Girl launch event! Please share this invite with other people in your life who may be interested. RSVP today!

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