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When God is Your Midwife

The Motherheart of God: God is a Midwife

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Guest post by Becca (Exile Fertility) What if our Torah was the five books of Zipporah–a birdsong instead of a patriarch’s tale? What emphasizes would have shifted, how would God’s

The Motherheart of God: A New Picture

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I was nine or ten, around the age that my own wide-eyed, freckle-nosed daughter is now, when the Children’s Director at my church picked The Ten Commandments for movie night.

Exploring the Motherheart of God

The Motherheart of God: Fierce, Strong, Wild

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Guest post by Bronwyn Lea I went into motherhood with carefully weighed expectations:  I knew there would be fierce joy, thousands of photos too cute to delete, sleep deprivation, tantrum-taming,

Exploring the Motherheart of God

The Motherheart of God: God as a She?

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In Sunday school they taught us about God our Father and—if we were lucky—perhaps about Jesus our Brother. In youth group we learned about Jesus our Best Friend and in

Howard Students for #Ferguson

He came because of #Ferguson

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Photo by khalilmsaadiq. I’m a white, middle-class American, married with two kids, an education, a nice car, a fulfilling job, and a supportive faith community around me. By all counts,

The cross anchors suffering and beauty.

Come Jesus, Come

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  I’ll pray come Jesus, come. Because I don’t know how to pray when little girls disappear off the map and grown men are afraid to find them because of

Pregnancy announcement - made in the USA

Giving birth to hope (and a baby)

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I had a day last week filled with both excitement and dread. The dread ended up deflating itself once brought into the light of day, leaving me only with excitement.