Red Tent Living

reframing femininity


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Invisibility. I have a love/hate relationship with that word. Continue reading “Invisibility”

Transformation in a Twirly Dress

Our granddaughter, Yar, got her first look at her flower girl dress via Facetime, since the dresses were shipped here, and she lives in another state. As I held the camera up to take in the layers of blush tulle, satin and lace, I watched her face light up. Continue reading “Transformation in a Twirly Dress”

Recovering the Carefree Kid

If I hold back, I’m no good. I’m no good.

I’d rather be good sometimes, than holding back all the time.

–Janis Joplin

I spend my Saturday afternoons sitting on metal bleachers in a sweaty warehouse, watching my daughters practice gymnastics. Continue reading “Recovering the Carefree Kid”

Bridal Shoes

The swell of emotion took me by surprise. A mix of joy, anticipation, and sorrow was a familiar yet distant memory provoked by the simplest object — shoes. Continue reading “Bridal Shoes”

Here I Go.

Jumpy. That’s how I felt—like a skittish deer who thought she could make a break for the other side of the freeway, changed her mind at the very last second, and leapt back from the road to narrowly avoid a semi truck. Continue reading “Here I Go.”

Present Company Not Excluded

Hello everyone! It looks as if most of you are here so I would like to go ahead and get started.  Thank you for gathering on such short notice. Continue reading “Present Company Not Excluded”

To Be Seen

When I was in high school, I walked a tightrope of friendship and romance with a boy I had known since Kindergarten. Continue reading “To Be Seen”

Look! It’s Wonder Woman! No, It’s Just Me.

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
–Phil 4:19 ESV

There I was, lying on the bathroom floor at work, thinking maybe that would ease the pain. Continue reading “Look! It’s Wonder Woman! No, It’s Just Me.”

Blessing and Release

“Mom, can you help me find the picture of me in my pink princess dress?” I knew the exact dress Tori was speaking of. Continue reading “Blessing and Release”

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