The Christian Sisterhood, For Better and For Worse

I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve heard that I’m making a great deal too much fuss about inequalities for women. Usually I hear this from other women. Usually I hear it from women who long for me to embrace my femininity and love the role that God has written for me.

Sometimes it has an air of wanting to move me forward into spiritual maturity. As in, the whole reason Esther is a feminist is because one time she didn’t get some thing that she wanted, and she’s still mad about that.

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Hungry For Beautiful, Can’t Get Full Up

Sometimes I don’t realize how hungry I’ve become. I don’t realize it until I notice I have stopped working, dropped the rake right out of my hands, let all the thoughts fall right out of my head. I don’t notice it, until I’ve gone right away, on a journey into my surroundings. Sometimes not until someone notices that I have failed to come back.

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Why I’ll Never Put a Lily At My Mother’s Grave (at the Mudroom)

When I was married, I gifted with great ceremony white lilies to three older women that I loved. My blood mother. My stepmother. My mother-in-law. I carried the long and elegant stems across the pebbles toward their wooden folding chairs.

All three of them died young. Cancer, cancer, and a freakish surprise sort of thing called septicemia. I wish someone had told me lilies were the flower of the dead…

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Sometimes I’m Not In the Mood To Be Young and Beautiful

About half the blog posts I write lately have some mention of my age.

I am not so old, yet. Or so young. But there are gaps you move through, where time matters. I am in a moment where time matters.

I find myself trying to hold on to my age, trying to find a way to mark myself with it. It feels at risk, somehow, as if entering my late 30’s (and after that my middle age, I think) will be something I won’t be allowed to own.

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Part Two of the Seeker Networks Mini-Doc, and Our New Facebook Page

If you didn’t see PART TWO of our Seeker Networks mini-doc, read on! It went up on Thursday, and it’s great. I threw it all over social networking right away, but hadn’t yet had a chance to post it here.

I wasn’t completely slacking, though. I only have so much time online, ever, and I used the hour I had to start up a BRAND NEW Facebook community for Fouchomatic Off Grid. This isn’t my author page and it doesn’t replace my author page. It’s a place for talk of self-sufficiency, permaculture, off grid solutions and DIY geekery.

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