Red Tent Living

reframing femininity

For July, Red Tent Living is reflecting on the following phrase “Be brave.” We invite you to join us, or to consider exploring the idea of seasons further with a Red Tent Dinner.

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Welcome to Red Tent Living

Welcome to what is slowly unfolding as Red Tent Living!  Continue reading “Welcome to Red Tent Living”

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Below, you’ll find the latest from the Red Tent Women. We invite you to ponder, comment, and share. Above all, we hope you’ll take part.

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Be Brave

My grandmother reaches up from her hospital bed and cups my cheek with her shaky hand. Continue reading “Be Brave”

Class of ’96

“In ten years, she sees herself working as a physical therapist and married, with two children.” Continue reading “Class of ’96”


I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!
Psalm 27:13-14

Continue reading “Currahee”

Quiet Bravery

I sat with our son, Samuel this week, listening to him lament the busy schedule he keeps as a medical doctor in his 2nd year of residency. Continue reading “Quiet Bravery”

The Work is to Believe

One week after graduating from college, I met with a therapist for the first time. Continue reading “The Work is to Believe”

On Faith, Churches, and Never Becoming a Pastor

“Why wouldn’t you go for the M.Div?” McKenna asked. Continue reading “On Faith, Churches, and Never Becoming a Pastor”

Standing By, Standing Up.

When I was in high school, there was a girl named Becca who was labeled as the social outcast. Continue reading “Standing By, Standing Up.”

The Courage to Wrestle.

The date had been on the calendar for months. My oldest nephew and his soon-to-be-bride were celebrating with an engagement party at my sister’s house. Continue reading “The Courage to Wrestle.”

Rising in the Flood of Goodness.

“Can you believe he will be getting married in one week?” Continue reading “Rising in the Flood of Goodness.”

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