Who is Your God?

Who is Your God? by Hillary McFarland “I'm okay with Jesus. It's God I'm not too sure about.” or many daughters of patriarchy, God is an imposing figure. Why wouldn't He be? His name is the one attached to doctrines of men. He is the why behind many destructive religious lifestyle choices. From the earliest […]

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Spiritual Abuse

The Daughters of Patriarchy: Spiritual Abuse When I refer to Patriarchy, or Biblical Patriarchy, I indicate the imbalanced, unhealthy practice of what is more accurately termed by Karen Campbell to be patriocentricity. My ministry is to women—primarily adult daughters—who reap the distressing harvest of destructive fruits, which are brought forth from aberrant religious movements and […]

Grace With a Floppy Face

Grace With a Floppy Face I don’t sew much anymore, but when I was six years old, a thoughtful gift from my mom  ~ a cookie tin stuffed with my very own red pincushion, thread, buttons, and delightful squares of fabric ~ launched several years of  me curling up on my bed, trailing awkward stitches […]

Grace With a Floppy Face

Grace With a Floppy Face I don’t sew much anymore, but when I was six years old, a thoughtful gift from my mom  ~ a cookie tin stuffed with my very own red pincushion, thread, buttons, and delightful squares of fabric ~ launched several years of  me curling up on my bed, trailing awkward stitches […]

“Gloria” and Why to Sing It: Two Links of Note

“Gloria” and Why to Sing It: Two Links of Note By Eric M. Pazdziora I didn’t write either of these things. A small, mostly selfish part of me wishes I had. The rest of me is too happy to care, because you get to see them on any terms. The first is called “Going Back.” […]

Grace Makes the Imperfect … Holy.

Grace Makes the Imperfect … Holy. by Hillary McFarland a repost from the archives don’t sew much anymore, but when I was six years old, a thoughtful gift from my mom  ~ a cookie tin stuffed with my very own red pincushion, thread, buttons, and delightful squares of fabric ~ launched several years of  me […]

Grace With a Floppy Face

Grace With a Floppy Face I don’t sew much anymore, but when I was six years old, a thoughtful gift from my mom  ~ a cookie tin stuffed with my very own red pincushion, thread, buttons, and delightful squares of fabric ~ launched several years of  me curling up on my bed, trailing awkward stitches […]

Midday Connection Discusses Spiritual Abuse in the Home

Midday Connection Discusses Spiritual Abuse in the Home humble and courageous “quivering daughter” recently discussed the issue of spiritual abuse and oppression on Moody Radio’s Midday Connection. You won’t want to miss her story and testimony of God’s healing.  Personal note: I can’t listen to this without tears. Labels: emotional abuse, grace, healing, perfectionism, spiritual […]

Love Song, IV — Mystery

Love Song, IV — Mystery continued from Love Song, III — Death She sat across from me, knuckles clasped white except for streaks of mascara swiped from her cheeks.  She didn’t know why she came; she’d stopped to turn around many times. But here she was. No coffee, thanks. “I was given up for adoption […]

Grace With a Floppy Face

Grace With a Floppy Face I don’t sew much anymore, but when I was six years old, a thoughtful gift from my mom  ~ a cookie tin stuffed with my very own red pincushion, thread, buttons, and delightful squares of fabric ~ launched several years of  me curling up on my bed, trailing awkward stitches […]