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What a Week to Be a Woman!

My friends, this week there have been times that I have felt more discouraged and defeated about the state of the world than I have in a long time.  A few weeks ago, if you had told me the process of appointing a supreme court justice in another country would affect me so deeply, I…

Why I Smile When I Remember 9-11

I remember staring at the television screen in disbelief and horror.  I was 23 and working as a youth pastor at a church in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001.  Someone came into my office and said to come to the television. The other pastors, the janitor, the church secretary, and the guy who…

I Want to Stop Being a Unicorn

I admit I didn’t notice it at first.  I went to church after church.  I shook hands. I met pastors. I heard good music and good preaching. It was at about week twelve that I realized: “I haven’t heard a woman preach in three months.” A couple sang. Some made announcements.   Not one preached.…