What I’m Into – Summer Edition

What I’m Into – Summer Edition

I haven't linked up with Leigh Kramer's What I'm Into monthly link-up in a while, so I am just going to make this a "summer" edition rather than just "August" edition. Books As usual, I read a ton of books this summer. Here are my favorites: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie This was a story about a young Nigerian teenager. The story touched on issues like economic status, religious fanaticism, and abuse. However, the author skillfully wove those dark subjects into a hopeful coming of age story. I really like this author!…Read more …

The Girl Who Wanted to Be a Missionary

When I read Amy Lepine Peterson's post about her favorite childhood missionary book this week, I had to pull this book from my bookcase and dust it off. The Girl Who Wanted to be a Missionary was part of the Church of the Nazarene's Caravans program, which was sort of like Christian Boy/Girl scouts. It was also part of the Children's Mission Curriculum. The fact that I still have means it is pretty important. I remember it being one of my favorite books as a kid. I re-read the book last night. It…Read more …

On Faith and Feminism: Two Female Saints

Although the Faith Feminisms link-up officially ended on Friday, I wanted to write one last post about the intersection of faith and feminism. Since I was on vacation this week, I found it hard to find time for blogging. I mean, who wants to blog when the beach is calling to you? So, a bit late, here is my last #FaithFeminisms post. {Post 1: Rethinking Feminism} {Post 2: I Am a Feminist for My Family} A little over a year after we first began attending the Orthodox church, my husband, daughter, and I…Read more …

I Am a Feminist For My Family

Today I am linking up (again) with Faith Feminisms. Follow other posts on Twitter with the hashtag #FaithFeminisms. I am a feminist for my family. I am a feminist because: my daughter hears the words, "Don't ________ like a girl!" my son already gets told, "Be strong! Don't cry!" my daughter is already worried about how she looks. my son told his friend he was slow "like a girl." my daughter already feels like a failure sometimes. I am a feminist because we live in a world that tends to dictate both what…Read more …
Rethinking Feminism

Rethinking Feminism

This week I am linking up with Faith Feminisms, a weeklong "flash mob" of faith and feminism. Follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #faithfeminisms. I will also post on Thursday and Saturday of this week on the topic of feminism, so be sure to check back later in the week!  No one ever said the "F" word in the church when I was growing up. Even though I was a member of a church that ordained women, the word feminist carried a negative connotation. It seemed to be a word reserved…Read more …