I’m Ready to Lighten the Heck Up

Caliri Glad to know I’m not alone in the mixed-up emotion balls. That movie was so spot-on. Thanks, Grace. Heather Caliri Wow, Debby, thanks–I have so been appreciating your faithful…

Reflections on the Festival of Faith & Writing

L to R: Cara Meredith, Ashley Hales, Heather Caliri, Caris Adel, Tammy Perlmutter, Emily McFarlan Miller, Nicole T. Walters. The Festival of Faith and Writing in April was extra special…

The Night I Almost Stopped Being a Christian

…and wisdom. Heather Caliri Thank you, Terri. I am SO GRATEFUL to that voice. I’m glad it’s speaking to you too. Heather Caliri Wow, thanks, Nicole. It’s still a struggle…

The Mudroom at The Festival of Faith and Writing

More than half of us are going to Calvin this year for their legendary writing conference, The Festival of Faith and Writing. Tammy Perlmutter, Ashley Hales, Heather Caliri, Grace Sandra,…

When the Rain Does Not Come

…the works:) Heather Caliri Thanks! I think part of the beauty of desert storms is that the earth so clearly needs the nourishment and moisture–and responds so dramatically afterwards. I…

Oreos and the Image of God

…story. Amy Boucher Pye I absolutely love this. Thank you! Heather Caliri Thank you for this post, Marvia–I have such a different experience, being white, but I oddly think there’s…

Objectification and Reconciliation

…appreciate it! Heather Caliri I’ve been struggling with my body image lately–something that isn’t usually a big struggle for me. In my head, I think “all body shapes are beautiful;…

This Freedom is Not a Forever-Promise

Last January, I was diagnosed with lichen sclerosus, a dermatological auto-immune condition. In women, LS affects what I took to calling my lady parts. I hoped that term communicated a…

Why I Hate the Verb “Discipling”

When I was in college, I was “discipled” for four years. Back then, I was part of the parachurch ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru), which meant we needed…