Current Events Category

Let’s Set Ferguson on Fire Again

At my toddler’s persistent request for the music channel, I aimed the remote at the TV and clicked the power button.  Yet there, on the big screen television in the living room, the music didn’t play.  Instead, it looked more like a movie. But it was my hometown. There were mobs of people smashing car […]

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How Strong Are You?

The US has been riding a wave of women’s rights recently, preaching and promoting the strength of women.  And I am absolutely all for that. Until it comes at the expense of women.  Which it frequently seems to do, unnoticed.  It flies under the radar so much that women often cheer for the things that […]

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The Disease of Pregnancy

In light (or darkness) of the most recent Supreme Court finding for Hobby Lobby, I find myself shaking my head a lot.  You may find yourself doing the same thing for similar or different reasons. This is not a politically-oriented website, though, so I will spare you the details of my opinions and expect you […]

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All the Single Ladies (and Gentlemen)

“So, what’s been going on in your life lately?” I asked my friend after dinner one night.  I tucked my leg beneath me on the couch, swooped a wild strand of unwashed hair behind my ear, and waited to hear about her exciting new job.  Instead, she sighed. “Oh, you know, just wanting this.”  She […]

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Your Civic Duty (Sort Of…)

Christmas music saturated the living room of our duplex as I rocked my daughter to sleep and stole quick bites of breakfast.  Suddenly, the Pandora app stopped playing music.  In its place came the familiar ring of a phone call, and “The Hubs” popped up on the screen. “Hello?” I answered. “Hey,” my husband replied, […]

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And the Golden Globe Goes to…

As a child, the television was a stranger to me.  The combination of my hyperactivity and overly competitive spirit compelled me into action elsewhere.  I had to run around.  I had to play sports, then try my hand at new ones I would create.  I had to feel the bark of a tree press into […]

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Putting the ‘Hope’ in ‘Hopelessness’

In the aftermath of tragedy such as that at Sandy Hook Elementary, we as a people often find ourselves burning bitterly over one three-letter word.  “Why?” we plead in desperation, unable to make sense of evil.  And yet, in the silence of tears, no answers emerge.  The next quandary, then, becomes a question of God’s […]

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Keep Your Ear to the Grindstone, Gentlemen

As promised, here is the KBIA interview discussing the premise and purpose of This Little Light.  Tune in and let me know what you think!  The first link on that website will take you to the polished 3 minute segment that aired on the radio show.  The link towards the bottom of the page is […]

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Is This Thing On?

Earlier this week, a reporter from KBIA inquired about my latest film project called This Little Light.  Eagerly, I shared the premise of my documentary, handed her a copy, and encouraged her to watch it.  It seemed like something she might be interested in–after all, she is the editor of the online publication Columbia Faith […]

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Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?

“I always wanted a little girl,” I hear my mom’s voice coo from somewhere deep in my memory, “and when the doctors told me I was having one, I was so happy!”  I was the long awaited dream.  The basket in which my mother had placed all of her hope eggs.  Yet, when I was […]

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