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Our Yard by Kathryn Johnson

Cabin Fever–Still

Today is finally March. I had thought by now surely my cabin fever would’ve subsided, but alas, it rages on! This has been the longest winter I can remember and trying to keep three kids under six occupied while plunking out a book has been no easy task. But yesterday, I finally followed my own […]

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Best Quote Ever?

“It is easier to deal with disappointed women than angry men.” –Anne Olsen  This little nugget from my friend, Anne, is one of the best things I’ve ever heard! This truth explains what just happened in my church and much of what has happened through human history.  Am I wrong?

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My Door-Slamming Church

I’m not huge on tears, but tonight my church made me cry. That’s not a good thing. The “leaders” in my church just voted 17-13 to continue to bar women from the offices of elder and deacon. And this hurts. More than I thought it would. I had prayed that these men would “hold open the doors” for […]

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Custom-Made Abolitionists

Last night I went to hear David Bastone, founder of Not for Sale, speak about the modern-day abolitionist movement, of which is organization is a part. In fact, their “motto” or slogan, I guess, is “I am not for sale. You are not for sale. No one should be for sale. Become an abolitionist.” And […]

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Public Nursing

Now I’m nothing if not a militant nurser—which is just about the last thing I’d ever have thought I’d be. I remember being disgusted by women who would pull out their boobs and flagrantly nurse their babies.  Where are you supposed to look? I’d think. Then of course I had kids and discovered I could win trophies for nursing. There isn’t […]

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Pro-Choice, Really?

Okay. I just read that John Edwards (former Senator running for pres) proposes under his universal health care plan that people will be forced to go to the doctor. “If you are going to be in the system, you can’t choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years,” he says. “You have to go in and […]

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