Only If They Set You Free

This month’s Peace-ology article is about labels and how we can choose to use labels or not, depending on if they set us free. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE. Michael Hall’s Red: A Crayon’s Story is the tale of a blue crayon with a red label. The crayon was not very good at being red. He […]

Unlikely Conversations Podcast: Season 2 Episode 1

Writing for Mystic Activists: A Conversation with Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove How can writers of faith participate in current justice movements? Where can activists on the frontlines of movements find the rest and relationships necessary for a sustainable writing life? And what role does community and accountability play in the lives of writers who […]

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12 Tiny Things

It is easy for me to feel buried under layers of grief, stress and fatigue these days. Hope whispers to me that I am not buried, but planted. Daily engaging in my tiny things helps me live and move from my core. Join us at 12 Tiny Things. Have you ever wanted to do it […]

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No Justice. [No Action.] No Peace: Peaceful Fights in Kids Lit

Below is an exert from Caren Stelson and my monthly column in Bookology Magazine, focusing on the importance of peaceful civic action. Read the full article HERE: Caren: “No justice. No peace.” This summer, millions of people – young, old and from all backgrounds — protested police brutality and systemic racism, all during a historic pandemic. Ellie Roscher and I […]

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Writing and Yoga: Embracing Our Storied Bodies

REGISTER HERE! Online through The Loft Saturday, September 19, 1-4:00 CST Emma and my yoga & writing workshop just keeps getting better and better. Join us to get unstuck, find flow and build community! Subscribe to this blog Leave this field empty if you’re human: Unfold out of your isolation and come write with us! […]

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Hot Off The Press! Support 4 Amazing MN Women Writers!

Four wildly talented Minnesota-based writer friends of mine either just published or are about to publish spectacular books that you will love: Have you ever had a moment of feeling alone in your marriage? Have you ever found love and community in the most unexpected of places? Stina Kielsmeier-Cook wrote a stunning memoir, Blessed Are […]

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Whiteness and Antiracism Course for Teachers

Starting Saturday, August 22, I will be co-teaching a year-long Institute with the MN Writing Project on Whiteness and Antiracism. It meets monthly for two hours all year. There is so much going on right now with COVID-19. It is a tough time for teachers. It is also an urgent time to address race more […]

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Kept Miniature in Size

A flash creative nonfiction essay I wrote about female bodies and contorted flowers was recently published in The Baltimore Review! READ IT HERE! As an adult, I enjoy exploring the layers of the gymnastics training of my childhood. Now, watching a prepubescent, muscle-bound girl flipping and twisting through the air, I am filled with awe […]

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12 Tiny Things Book!

12 Tiny Things is available for pre-order! Help us spread the word! 12 Tiny Things has been an intentional community for almost three years now. Heidi Barr and I started it by asking the question: What is enough? As in, what is just the right amount? It moved into an intentional living practice of embracing […]

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Episode 7 of Unlikely Conversations: Complicated Women in Scripture

How are common sacred stories about women like Queen Ester and Hagar taught differently in Christianity and Judaism? This final episode of the first season of the Unlikely Conversations podcast is a lively dialogue between Rabbi Jennifer Hartman and Pastor Andrea Roske-Metcalfe. Together, they explore how they each teach and preach tricky holy passages in a way that […]

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