a few weeks after my adoption, Christmas 1968

Adoption Birthday

Today is my “Adoption Birthday”, the day my family adopted me and brought me home. I was a month and two days old. I’m sure it all became legal some months down the road, but December 14 has always been my day to celebrate. Mere mortals get only one birthday. Awesome adopted children get two.…

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White Boy

I’ve not blogged about Ferguson (or any of the many other situations in the news that reveal the way our culture still has so many racial divides). Partly, it’s because I have no idea what to say. Also, I’m a white woman in Idaho. What in the world do I know about racial tensions? Nothing.…

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Sacrament of Letting Go

A sermon preached at Southminster’s Sabbath Service on November 22, 2014 Ruth 1:1-19 Tonight we are at the end of a church year. Each liturgical year starts with the first Sunday of Advent, so this is New Year’s Eve for church. A time to pause and reflect on the year that has been and a…