Affluenza Indeed

The macro-level logic of the affluenza defense claims that if something outside of the defendant stunted their moral development, something they didn’t choose, something beyond their control, then they are not longer responsible for the poor moral choices they make.  Heck, they’re practically a victim. While many of us roll our eyes in disgust at … Continue reading

That Time I Changed My Husband’s Mind

Over at The Junia Project, Curtis and I co-wrote the story of how he became an Egalitarian.  It was a strange experience for the both of us, and we had a lot of fun telling the story. She said:  I picked my seminary, in no small part, because it fully supported women in ministry.  They had … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Consider this our family Christmas letter.  Forgive the lack of cuteness, or, you know, paper products. The reality of 2013 was that it was more hard than good.  Normally these letters list highlights and celebrations, but this is a year when we are just glad to still be standing at the end.  The way I … Continue reading

Saying No to White Baby Jesus

Saying No to White Baby Jesus

We visited some friends a few weeks ago who were in the midst of putting up Christmas decorations.  I saw and instantly loved that they had a nativity set that was a toy, where their young kids could, and did, really play with it all. When I saw the same toy set at the store … Continue reading

Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide – For Him

Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide – For Him

Our next {tiny} edition of the Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide feature four gifts for him.  Sadly, there are very few products for men that are fair trade, and I don’t know why that is.  But we love the four we’ve got here! As we wrap up our four gifts guides (Home, Host, Her, and … Continue reading

the week three #instagratitude update

the week three #instagratitude update

At the end of three weeks, I am starting, just starting, to see it. How the things I shot earlier show up again, and again. Over and over. Sometimes I take another picture. Sometimes I don’t. But I always say thank you. Because that thing is still a gift. Not just coffee today. Coffee everyday. … Continue reading

Fair Trade and Fabulous – For Her

Fair Trade and Fabulous – For Her

Hello from Katie and me!  We’ve had so much fun with our Gold Bug Design/meredithannemiller.com collaboration.  If you missed our finds for the home and the host, check ‘em out.  And gifts for him are still coming! Here’s our third installment of our Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide. 1. Seble Infinity Scarf. FashionABLE. From Ethiopia. … Continue reading

Fair Trade & Fabulous Gift Guide – Host Edition

Fair Trade & Fabulous Gift Guide – Host Edition

It’s time for another installment of Fair Trade gift ideas for the upcoming holidays.  While a bottle of wine is a standby, we’ve got some creative ideas for other items to thank the host. 1.  Winter Wonder Condiment Bowl.  10,000 Villages.  From India.  The holidays are prime time for little treats, like candied nuts, and … Continue reading

In College, I Made Mistakes

I’m sure I’m alone in this, but in college, I made mistakes.  A decade later, I went to Pepperdine and told them three of them.  If you’d like to know what they were, you can watch the video below. (Also, the talented spoken word artist near the end is Demi McCoy. I told ya’ll, I … Continue reading