5 Books on Black Feminism

While feminism seeks the political, economic, personal, and social equality of all sexes and/or genders, it also recognizes that these things are also influenced by parts of ourselves that are not gender. Our level of equal treatment with those around us is also influenced by race, color, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, caste, class or some … Continue reading 5 Books on Black Feminism

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Matthew 20: Fairness and service

For the text of Matthew 20, click here. First thing in this chapter is a comparison of God to the master of a vineyard who shows mercy to those who have worked there. He begins by making a deal with a set of workers for a certain wage and a certain amount of work. To … Continue reading Matthew 20: Fairness and service

Memoirs of Women and Science

This is a category of memoir that I can certainly do to read more about but find more biography than memoir most of the time. I prefer memoir, because I love being able to hear directly from the people whose stories are being told as much as possible. I get that I'll have to settle … Continue reading Memoirs of Women and Science

A St. Valentine’s Day Special

Happy St. Valentine's Day!!  I know it's not really considered the most feminist of holidays for so many reasons, but bare with me. I loved the legends I heard of St. Valentine even though much of it has since been considered inconsistent or unreliable. The legend is that after his king heard that married soldiers … Continue reading A St. Valentine’s Day Special

Matthew 19: Teaching in Judea

For the text of Matthew 19, click here. The text begins with a fairly simple statement about travel, but then I looked at my map of the region and confused myself. I had previously bought this amazing book that had maps so I could visualize all the travel called Deluxe Then and Now Bible Maps. … Continue reading Matthew 19: Teaching in Judea

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

Stars: 5 of 5 As someone who is only part time seen as a woman of color and grew up in a home and neighborhood that is predominantly white, I'm glad I came to this book now, when I could understand it. Though Khan-Cullors does explain the systems of oppression at work in the lives … Continue reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele

My Comfort Books

While I love to digest as many books as possible, there are also those that I return to for the comfort they give. They aren't necessarily intended to provide comfort but in some ways I draw strength from them anyway. I had a  bit of a hard time at work last year with some craziness … Continue reading My Comfort Books

Matthew 18: Lessons on Sin and Forgiveness

For the text of Matthew 18, click here.   The first story of this chapter is often used to remind people that children exemplify the faith and/or humility required to be among the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, but what does that mean? I mean, Jesus is certainly not talking about modern children. I … Continue reading Matthew 18: Lessons on Sin and Forgiveness

Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

Stars: 4 of 5 I really appreciate Gilman sharing this story. The first bit of a travel for a lot of people is difficult, but I can't even imagine attempting to get to the middle of nowhere in China in a time before my cell phone could help with directions let alone a time before … Continue reading Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman

The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire by Jack Weatherford

Stars: 5 of 5 I wish I had read this kind of information as a part of world history. It's books like this one that have illuminated all the things that we can miss when focusing on Western Civilization as a core history course above world history. I get the necessity to understand the history … Continue reading The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire by Jack Weatherford