Reflections on Purple Hibiscus – Religion Gone Awry

<a href="I finished reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie around 12am this morning. And I loved every piece of reading it. I was immediately lost in the plot and fell in love with this Kambali character - a 15 year old girl who is so much more than people often take her for. There …

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Something I Learned From Today’s Garfield Comic Strip

Anyone who knows me really well also knows that I am an avid Garfield fan. I can't remember when my love for this overweight, sarcastic cat began, especially considering that I loathe cats, but I do know that my love has been existent for quite a while now. My collection of 33 Garfield comic books …

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Crisis of Identity that My Education Couldn’t Solve

Several years ago I had an epiphany that uprooted the foundation of my world. You may think that what I realized isn’t profound but I care very little about what you think. In a moment’s time my life was changed and I realized that my life is not defined by success or failure, what I …

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A Pair of Shoes that Never Wear Out

This summer like weather that we have been having over the last week has totally thrown me off. Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying it - as opposed to subzero temps and mounds of snow that I can barely walk through. I was just not prepared to put away the boots and sweaters, and start pulling out the summer dresses and flip flops. But at least I had stuff to pull out, meaning I don't have to run out and go shopping for myself this season.

Hope and Resistance

I read this piece today that I found particularly encouraging, so I decided to just re-post a portion of it: Theologian Mary C. Grey is one of many scholars who write about resistance (a principled rejection of what is profoundly wrong to point toward a better reality) as a spiritual discipline. In "The Outrageous Pursuit …

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Prayer for Syria

Dear God, My heart is heavy. Sometimes I feel like it will break. Tears I can barely keep from flowing down my face as I look, and I see, my brothers and sisters losing their lives in Syria. Day after day, more and more people are taking their last breaths, slipping into eternity, at the …

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Update: I Am Not My Hair – Reflections from a Disappointed Consumer

Several weeks ago I shared my frustrations about a recent visit to Target in Shoreview. I had gone in to buy some hair products for hair, and came to quickly realize that there was not much of anything there for people who looked anything like me, regardless of whether they had permed hair or natural …

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