Author: Amy Julia Becker

The Tide of Life

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are some thoughts from the first half of July. July 2nd, 2018 I’m reading Austin Channing Brown’s new book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World made for Whiteness. Important reading For any white person who cares about understanding what it feels like to… Read more →

On a Scale of 1-10…

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. I am a little behind this month, so here are some thoughts from earlier in June.    June 9th, 2018 Earlier this week, I was talking with Penny about school. I happened to mention an older girl, who I will call Jane, who used to dote… Read more →

Worry is a Prayer We Pray to Ourselves

Once a week I compile the reflections I’ve offered on Facebook into one blogpost. Here are the thoughts from the past five days: Monday, April 16, 2018 Such a wonderful time at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College last week. I moderated a panel called “Family Business: the Perils and Possibilities of Writing about our Kids” (or… Read more →